Fiorentina reject Barcelona’s Amrabat offer


Fiorentina have rejected Barcelona’s late approach for Sofyan Amrabat.

Amrabat, 26, was among the best performers at the World Cup, subsequently catching the interest from various top European clubs.

Barcelona’s offer, however, appeared to be the most concrete.

The Catalan giants are unable to register new members into their squad because of La Liga salary cap rules, thus leading them to seek short-term deals.

Fiorentina received an offer of an initial six-month loan which included an option-to-buy clause for the defensive midfielder; the loan fee would have been €4m while the price to make the transfer permanent would have cost an extra €36m. The buy option was not expected to be mandatory, as detailed by Fabrizio Romano.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, this proposal has been quickly rejected. Fiorentina consider Amrabt “non-transferrable.” The idea of a loan is also out of the question.

The Morocco international has made 25 appearances across all competitions for his club and was crucial to his nation’s World Cup endeavour which resulted in a semi-final place.