Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Man United detected injury in Sofyan Amrabat’s medical but still pressed ahead with loan transfer

Manchester United sanctioned a move for Sofyan Amrabat despite reportedly coming across an injury concern in his medical.

The Red Devils announced the signing of the 27-year-old on loan from Fiorentina on deadline day last week having chased him all summer.

Amrabat completed his move to United on deadline day from FiorentinaGetty

The Morocco international was found to be nursing a back injury in his medical

Though it has been said that United had encountered a problem during Amrabat’s medical, which was conducted in Italy.

According to The Athletic, United detected a minor back injury – something that has plagued him for the best part of a year.

The ex-Feyenoord star struggled with the problem during Morocco’s World Cup campaign.

He took pain-killing injections to feature in the round of 16 clash against Spain, despite being unable to move the day prior to the match.

United ultimately decided that his injury wasn’t serious enough to scrap the deal to sign Amrabat.

Amrabat was one of four players signed by United on deadline day alongside goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, veteran centre-back Jonny Evans and left-back Sergio Reguilon on loan.

Erik ten Hag’s side forked out almost £7million for Amrabat’s loan fee, with the club having a £17m buy option plus £4.3m in add-ons.

He could now make his debut against Brighton following the international break.

The midfielder took pain-killing injections for a back injury during the World CupGetty

Discussing the reasons behind the move, United’s director of football John Murtough said: “We have tracked Sofyan for a long time, so we are really pleased to bring him to Manchester United.

“His committed, high-energy approach to the game fits perfectly with the group that we are building here.

“We know that Sofyan’s mentality, dynamism and technical qualities will help the squad as we look to achieve success in all competitions this season.”

As for Amrabat, he remarked: “It is a huge honour to become a Manchester United player.

“I’ve had to be patient for this moment. But I’m someone who always listens to my heart and now I am representing the club of my dreams.

“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.”

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