Nottingham Forest are joining the race for midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as he prepares to leave Fiorentina this summer.
That is according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb, who claim that Forest really like Amrabat.
It’s stated that Amrabat wants a move to Spain if he is to leave Fiorentina with Barcelona interested.
However, Barca only really want a loan deal and aren’t prepared to pay Fiorentina’s €30million (£26million) demands.
Atletico Madrid are interested too but their interest isn’t advanced, meaning a move to the Premier League ‘cannot be ruled out’.
West Ham United are keen on signing Amrabat to help replace Declan Rice but would face competition from Forest.
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Fiorentina have already started seeking a replacement for Amrabat, but his destination isn’t yet known.
Forest may make some midfield changes this summer with January addition Jonjo Shelvey likely to leave.
There have been question marks over Remo Freuler too, so we’re expecting to see Forest make some midfield additions.
Amrabat could be one of them but winning the race for his signature won’t be easy.
Sofyan Amrabat would be a huge coup for Nottingham Forest
Few players used the World Cup to their advantage as much as Amrabat.
The 26-year-old was absolutely unbelievable for Morocco as they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.
Described as ‘outstanding’ by Forest and Manchester United hero Roy Keane on ITV (7:02pm, December 18, 2022), Amrabat captured the attention of fans and pundits alike with his Morocco displays.
Amrabat was the heartbeat of the Morocco side, producing incredible defensive displays as well as impressing on the ball.
That kind of player sitting in front of the Forest back line would be a major asset for Steve Cooper as he prepares for another Premier League campaign.
Rumour rating: 5/10 – Amrabat would be a hugely impressive addition and whilst Forest may like him, actually signing him would be difficult.
Fabrizio Romano quoted Amrabat’s brother Nordin earlier this month as saying that Amrabat would not be joining West Ham because he wants to sign for a ‘top’ club.
If Europa Conference League winners West Ham are seen as too low for Amrabat, Forest may struggle to win the race.