Mason Mount has completed his medical at Carrington and is set to be formally announced as a Manchester United player imminently. But he might not be the only midfield signing through the door at the club this summer.
The Red Devils have agreed to pay an initial £55 million with another £5m in add-ons to Chelsea for the England international, who is expected to slot in as an attacking eight in Erik ten Hag’s midfield. However, this still leaves United without a midfielder capable of keeping play ticking in deeper areas and on occasion providing cover for Casemiro at defensive midfield.
Interestingly, a report in Italy has suggested that United have made significant progress to address these issues.
Manchester United agree terms to sign Serie A midfielder
According to La Nazione (via the Manchester Evening News), the Premier League side have agreed personal terms with Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat.
The 26-year-old has been on the radar of Europe’s biggest clubs ever since impressing for Morocco in the 2022 World Cup. Both Barcelona and United explored the idea of signing him in January but failed to reach any agreement with Fiorentina.
It appears United have retained their interest in Amrabat. Ten Hag is aware of his qualities as he managed the dynamic midfielder at FC Utrecht between 2015 and 2017. Fiorentina are open to selling him this summer for a fee in the region of €30m (£26m).
The Italian outfit’s demand is reasonable for a midfielder of his quality. However, United can only spend just north of £100m during the current transfer window due to Financial Fair Play rules.
With a large chunk of the budget already spent on Mount, it’d make little sense for United to commit additional funds to address the same area on the field. Ten Hag is keen to also sign a new striker and a goalkeeper this summer.