Liverpool report: Reds to fight Tottenham for World Cup midfield star

Sofyan Amrabat
Sofyan Amrabat has impressed for Morocco at World Cup 2022 (Image credit: Getty)

Liverpool and Tottenham could go head-to-head for the signature of World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat, according to reports.

The Morocco midfielder has been one of the unlikely stars of the tournament, helping the Atlas Lions reach the quarter-finals in Qatar.

Morocco, who face Portugal on Saturday, are seeking to become the first African nation to reach the last four of the competition.

The tough-tackling Amrabat has caught the eye in a holding midfield role, breaking up play in front of the back four before setting his team on the attack.

And his considerable efforts over the last fortnight have not escaped the attention of Premier League scouts, with Liverpool (opens in new tab) and Tottenham (opens in new tab) considering a move for the Fiorentina man.

That is according to a report by 90min (opens in new tab), which states that the Reds and Spurs are both interested in signing the midfielder in the January transfer window.

Tottenham tried to sign Amrabat at the start of this year but ultimately brought Rodrigo Bentancur to the club instead.

Liverpool are seeking midfield reinforcements and have identified the 26-year-old as a potential target.

However, Fiorentina are keen to keep hold of a player who is valued at £8.6m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).

Amrabat is under contract with the Italian side until 2024, and the club has an option to extend his deal by another 12 months.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).