By Sedara Philip
Manchester United have signed Fiorentina’s Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on a season-long loan.
United will pay an £8.6m (10m euros) loan fee with an option to make the deal permanent, which would cost £17.1m (20m euros) plus £4.2m (5m euros) in add-ons.
Earlier, United signed full-back Sergio Reguilon, centre-back Jonny Evans and goalkeeper Altay Bayindir.
Amrabat was left out of Fiorentina’s squad for both legs of their Europa Conference League play-off against Rapid Vienna, which they won 2-1 on aggregate.
“I’ve had to be patient for this moment but I’m someone who always listens to my heart,” he said.
“I am a passionate player; I want to bring that energy to the squad, and I will put everything into every action I take for the team.
“I know exactly how Erik ten Hag likes to work and what he needs from his players. His coaching and guidance developed me so much as a player earlier in my career; I know that he will help to bring out the best of my abilities so that I can help the group to be successful this season.”
Amrabat, 27, said he was now “representing the club of my dreams”.
He spent three seasons at La Viola, making 92 league appearances and scoring once.
The Morocco midfielder, who starred for his country as they finished fourth at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has 49 international caps