Jurgen Klopp ‘holds meeting with representatives of Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat’ as Liverpool step up bid to sign midfielder… but Reds ‘will face competition from Tottenham and Inter Milan’
- Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat was hugely impressive at the World Cup
- Liverpool reportedly keen to make a move for Fiorentina midfielder
- Jurgen Klopp met with Amrabat representatives, with the Reds loving him
- Liverpool want to add a midfielder and Amrabat are interested in making the move
- However, the Reds will face competition from Tottenham and Inter Milan
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Jurgen Klopp would have met the representatives of the Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat – with liverpool keen to sign the midfielder.
Amrabat currently represents the Atlas Lions in World Cup 2022 and he played a major role in their historic run to the quarter-finals – the first time the African side have reached this stage.
He played every minute in Qatar, including all 120 of their Penalty win against Spain Tuesday, and the defensive midfielder was one of the stars of the tournament.
Jurgen Klopp reportedly met with representatives of Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat (R)
And, according to the French outlet foot marketLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has met with Amrabat representatives as the Reds look to step up their bid to sign the 26-year-old.
The Merseyside side are on the hunt for a central midfielder, having replaced Aurelien Tchouameni in the summer before his move to Real Madrid.
They are widely reported to be favorites to sign Jude Bellingham – but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Naby Keita are all out of contract next summer, while Curtis Jones and Fabinho have struggled for fitness and form this year – meaning the Reds could need to sign more than one midfielder.
Amrabat is currently plying his trade for Fiorentina, and the report says he would be open to leaving the Serie A club in order to achieve his goal of playing in the Champions League.
Reds boss Klopp reportedly keen to add Amrabat as he seeks to improve his midfield options
Amrabat was one of Qatar’s breakout stars, shining in a defensive midfield role
Klopp has reportedly already had a meeting with his representatives and will have further talks after the World Cup.
Amrabat impressed as Morocco topped Group F – which included Croatia and Belgium – and his form in Qatar follows two and a half superb seasons with La Viola, having joined Club Brugge in 2020.
The defensive midfielder still has a year and a half left on his contract in Italy, meaning Fiorentina could be open for sale in order to cash in on his value now.
His agent Mohammed Sinouh also claimed there was a lot of interest in Amrabat following his sensational performances in Qatar.
Sinouh said: “Of course I get a lot of phone calls for Sofyan. The whole world saw that he was the best midfielder in the World Cup.
“Sofyan is the best professional, he is focused on the World Cup with Morocco.”
His brother, Nordin – who played for Watford between 2016-2018 and now plies his trade for AEK Athens – has also sparked increased interest in the midfielder, saying Europe’s top clubs have finally realized how much no he was good.
“I’m really incredibly proud of Sofyan,” he told Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.
Amrabat is currently plying his trade for Fiorentina in Serie A, having joined them in 2020
His brother, Nordin Amrabat (L), who played for Watford from 2016 to 2018, claimed Europe’s top clubs had finally realized Sofyan was
“When you perform so well on such a stage – in three games against countries like Croatia, Belgium and Canada – you have a lot going for you.
“I think the best clubs in Europe that were sleeping have now woken up. In January, Sofyan himself was already in talks with Tottenham Hotspur, but there was no agreement on the transfer fee with Fiorentina.
“I think interested parties will now align.”
However, if Liverpool firm up their interest, they will have to fight competition, with Tottenham and Inter Milan believed to be keen on a move for Amrabat.
According to his brother’s comments, Spurs were reportedly interested in the midfielder, before deciding instead to sign Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur in January this year.
Liverpool return to action with a Carabao Cup draw against Manchester City on December 22.
Meanwhile, Morocco and Amrabat will face Portugal in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday afternoon at 15:00 (GMT).