Fiorentina sporting director issues Sofyan Amrabat update amid Manchester United uncertainty

Sofyan Amrabat celebrates with the FA Cup trophySofyan Amrabat celebrates with the FA Cup trophy
Sofyan Amrabat celebrates with the FA Cup trophy | Manchester United via Getty Images
Man Utd have the option to buy Sofyan Amrabat in the summer transfer window.

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade says Sofyan Amrabat wants to stay in the Premier League after his season on loan with Manchester United.

The Moroccan experienced a largely disappointing spell for much of his time at Old Trafford, before he embarked on an excellent end to the campaign with stellar performances in a number of matches.

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Amrabat arguably saved his best United performance until last with a fantastic midfield display in the FA Cup final win over Man City, which posed the question on what to do next with him.

The 27-year-old was expected to leave United at the end of his loan spell, but the club could now trigger their option to buy him permanently from Fiorentina for €25 million.

Parde says the Serie A club are yet to hear from United on their plans for the midfielder, though he believes the player’s preference is to remain in the English top-flight.

"I would keep him in Florence but it doesn't seem like what he has in mind,” he said. “I think he wants to stay in the Premier League but we haven't heard from anyone yet since.”

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Speaking after the FA Cup triumph last month, Amrabat admitted he could remain at the club after a strong end to his loan spell. "Do I already know what I’m going to do next year? No. We are going to talk," he told Dutch outlet Ziggo Sport. "Staying is certainly an option. Look, I think it has been a very difficult season. For Manchester United it needs to be much better, and also for me personally.”

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