Manchester United have ‘secret weapon’ to sign World Cup star as agent link revealed

Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat – and they have a ‘secret weapon’ in their attempts to sign him.

Amrabat starred for Morocco at the 2022 World Cup in helping his nation achieve a historic semi-final spot, and also played in this year’s Europa Conference League final for Fiorentina.

The Italian side tasted defeat to West Ham following a late Jarrod Bowen goal. After the game, Amrabat’s brother, former Watford and Malaga forward Nordin, stated that the midfielder had been in talks with other clubs over a transfer.

The 22-year-old was released from international duty last month by Morocco boss Walid Regragui, due to how many games he played in the season and because, the manager admitted, ‘he will soon sign for another club’.

And according to Italian outlet La Nazione (via Sport Witness), United have agreed personal terms with the midfielder ahead of a proposed summer move.

They also have a secret weapon in order to further give them an advantage in their transfer pursuit.

Man Utd’s Amrabat ‘secret weapon’ revealed

United already have a link to Amrabat through the player’s agency, CAA Stellar. The agency’s chief, Jonathan Barnett, helped to secure Gareth Bale’s £86 million move to Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013.

The agency (via Transfermarkt) also represents the likes of Real’s Eduardo Camavinga, Manchester City’s Jack Grealish and Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate.

But there are notable links to United within the agency’s client list. The quartet of Dean Henderson, Facundo Pellistri, Anthony Elanga and Luke Shaw are all registered as clients.

United dealt with the agency earlier this year, when Shaw committed to a new four-year contract at Old Trafford.

There is also another link between Amrabat and United, with the Moroccan having played under manager Erik ten Hag when he was in charge of Dutch side FC Utrecht,

The Manchester club did business with Utrecht last month, selling young midfielder Zidane Iqbal to the club for a reported fee of £1 million plus a significant sell-on clause.

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