Sofyan Amrabat is a priority transfer target for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
According to Foot Mercato (via Liverpool Echo), Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has opted to make Fiorentina’s Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat his priority transfer target, with Jude Bellingham also in the mix.
Klopp has already met with Amrabat’s agents in the last week, and additional talks are scheduled in the coming days to discuss the possibilities of a January transfer window move. The 26-year-old has been in excellent form for the Atlas Lions in the World Cup, contributing significantly to their remarkable campaign that has reached the semi-finals.
Amrabat’s contract with the Serie A club expires in the summer of 2024 (Transfermarkt), and Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool’s Premier League opponents, are also interested in the defensive-midfielder.
Fabinho’s dismal record in the midfield for the Reds could force the people in charge to look at options for the Brazilian, who more or less has been without any direct challenge for his spot in the starting XI during his time with the club.
Amrabat plays a similar role, and his box-to-box ball-carrying ability could fit perfectly with the Reds’ style of play.
Liverpool’s midfield has been too static, and the players haven’t tried anything new. At such times, a new player brings with him a different style of play, which contributes to the Reds’ unconventional approach to the game.
Klopp having made Amrabat his top transfer priority hopefully implies that the midfielder is all but sure of joining the club since the Reds are need for a midfield revamp at this moment in time.
At £28 million, he is significantly less expensive than the rest of Liverpool’s midfield targets. Liverpool must thoroughly examine their needs and make decisions based on a thorough examination of the team’s strengths and flaws.