Fiorentina midfieler Amrabat not joining Spurs on deadline day
FLORENCE, ITALY - DECEMBER 15: Sofyan Amrabat of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Coppa Italia match between Fiorentina and Benevento at Artemio Franchi on December 15, 2021 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Sofyan Amrabat will not be joining Tottenham Hotspur in the final hours of the winter transfer window and will remain at Fiorentina. 

The Moroccan international has not been allowed to leave the Italian side due to the selling of Erick Pulgar to Galatasaray.

Football Insider Fabrizio Romano reported:

Amrabat was well liked by both sporting director Fabio Paratici and manager Antonio Conte. Although the teams were in advanced talks, the deal collapsed. 

His ability to play as a defensive midfielder and ability to combine quality with quantity made it a flexible and attractive profile for Spurs. 

Prior to the deal collapsing, he was expected to sign with Spurs on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy. 

Amrabat would've been a useful transfer for Spurs considering the amount of issues Antonio Conte has had with the midfield this season. 

  • Career so far

The 25 year-old has played for five different clubs in his career, including two teams in Holland, one in Belgium and two in Italy

He started his career with Eredivisie's side Utrecht before signing with Feyenoord and Club Brugge in 2017 and 2018 respectively. 

Amrabat also made seven appearances in the UEFA Champions League with both Feyenoord and Brugge combined.

The Morocco international has played 79 games across all competitions with both Hellas Verona and Fiorentina, his last two Clubs, recording just one goal and two assists.