"It was difficult..." - Journalist explains why midfielder's agent "abandoned negotiations" with Liverpool
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Sofyan Amrabat’s entourage had to “abandon negotiations” with Liverpool, according to a reputable journalist.
Liverpool are in dire need of midfield rejuvenation. The club have been scouring the market for recruits to address their midfield issues and are linked to some of the most sought-after players in world football.
The likes of Jude Bellingham, Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez have all been tipped to join the Reds at various points in the past few months.
Another player linked with a Liverpool move is Amrabat - one of the stars of Morocco’s historic run to the World Cup semi-final in Qatar.
The 26-year-old, who has just 18 months remaining on his Fiorentina deal, looks likely to move imminently. But it seems the player will not be switching Florence for Merseyside.
Amrabat pulled out of Liverpool deal
When the World Cup came to a close several reports were linking Amrabat with Liverpool, and at the time it was revealed that Moroccan’s entourage were set for a second meeting with club officials.
However, according to Foot Mercato journalist Аnas Bakhkhar, Amrabat’s representatives pulled out of a deal, fearing that their client would struggle for regular game time at Anfield.
Bakhkhar claimed to Empire of the Kop: “Just to remind everyone, there was a positive meeting during the World Cup between Amrabat’s entourage and Liverpool but unfortunately, his agent thought that Liverpool were linked with a lot of midfielders during this transfer window – like Jude Bellingham and Enzo Fernandez and Liverpool were having discussions with Borussia Dortmund and Benfica.
“So, it was difficult for Amrabat’s agent to see if he would be an undeniable starter under Jurgen Klopp, it was a very difficult situation and they decided to abandon negotiations with Liverpool”.
Amrabat has since been linked with a move to Roma and Atletico Madrid, with the player having openly expressed his admiration for the latter club’s manager Diego Simeone.
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Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Transfers, Fiorentina, Football World Cup