Ten Hag eyes Man United move for “extraordinary” 6 ft 1 “monster”, imagine and Mount

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As manager Erik ten Hag tries to reinforce his midfield this summer, Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina is thought to be a target for Manchester United.

What’s new with Amrabat going to Manchester United?
The Red Devils are reportedly prepared to compete with La Liga powerhouse Barcelona for the signature of the Moroccan international, with the two clubs reportedly being among’several’ suitors who are interested in the 26-year-old, according to Spanish publication Sport.

According to the report, United are reportedly displaying “serious” interest in the 6’1″ wonder player ahead of the upcoming campaign and have already made “contact” about a potential summer raid. The Netherlands-born star appears to be up for grabs with only one year remaining on his current contract.

Recent rumours have suggested that the 48-cap fighter, who joined his current team from Club Brugge back in 2020, might be available for as cheap as €25 million (£22 million), despite having an expiring contract.

Amrabat should Man United get him.
The former Utrecht and Feyenoord star has undoubtedly earned the Old Trafford hierarchy’s keen interest given his outstanding recent performances for both club and country. He particularly stood out during Morocco’s run to the World Cup semifinal during the winter.

Amrabat, who was dubbed a “monster” and the “best centre midfielder in the tournament” by journalist Carlo Garganese, was a colossal presence for the Atlas Lions during their incredible run to the final four. As evidence of his ball-winning prowess, he averaged 2.3 tackles per game in his seven appearances in Qatar.

The £32k per week player, who has been dubbed “extraordinary” by former Spain manager Luis Enrique, has had a strong season so far in Florence. He helped the Italian team reach the Europa Conference League final with an average of 1.6 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per game over the course of his 12 games in the competition.

Amrabat isn’t only a ball-winning machine in front of the defence four; he also provides great quality in possession, ranking in the top 8% of his European contemporaries for both progressive passes and pass completion.

Another of Ten Hag’s rumoured targets, Mason Mount, also appears to possess this all-around ability. The Chelsea playmaker, who may very well be moving to Manchester this summer, is capable of having an influence both in and out of possession.

Mount poses a tremendous creative threat on the ball and normally plays a more advanced role than the Serie A star, ranking in the top 7% of players in his position for progressive passes.

The 24-year-old Englishman has been dubbed a “master” at putting in the long defensive hours by former Blues colleague Antonio Rudiger. Like Amrabat, he is equally adept at disrupting play and is in the top 12% for tackles made.

Therefore, it would be a huge advantage for United to have two players who can efficiently win back possession and influence play, which is why there may be excitement to see Amrabat teaming up alongside Mount in the centre of the field next season.

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