Barcelona has rekindled their interest in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as they prepare to bolster their team this summer.
The future of stalwart Sergio Busquets is questionable, thus the Blaugranas are trying to add a new defensive midfielder. There are presently no discussions on an extension for the 34-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the current campaign and makes him a free agent.
The Catalan giants are preparing for a future without the Spanish playmaker, and there is no shortage of interest from foreign teams in the Barca captain. Regardless of what transpires with Busquets this summer, it is clear that their fresh interest in Amrabat is genuine. Amrabat was on the verge of joining Spotify Camp Nou in the January transfer market, but Barca were unable to reach an agreement with Fiorentina, who proved to be difficult to work with.
The 26-year-old’s current contract with the Viola expires in the summer of 2024, thus the team is attempting to stave off interest in their star player by offering a better deal. The Moroccan international is apparently unwilling to extend his time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, therefore they may be compelled to approve a trade this summer.
Despite the Italians rejecting Barca’s last lucrative loan with the option to buy bid, their interest in Amrabat has not diminished. His contract ends in 2024, therefore the Spanish powerhouses will be back for his signing this summer, hoping to negotiate a fair price. Should the Catalan giants successfully complete the acquisition with the Moroccan player who can provide Frenkie De Jong and Busquets with competition, Amrabat will show to be a good value for the money.
With Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis on their radar, Barca already has a backup plan in place in case they are unable to sign Amrabat at the second attempt. The 29-year-old could be available this summer on a bargain deal since he still has one year left on his current contract with Los Verdiblancos.
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