Report: West Brom eye Malaga forward Nordin Amrabat

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Morocco international Nordin Amrabat could be the centre of a transfer tug-of-war, with numerous clubs reportedly interested.

Malaga CF will need to hasten their decision-making process, when it comes to planning ahead for the summer transfer windows, following a report in Spanish sports daily AS, suggesting that creative forward Nordin Amrabat, is now the focus of attention for numerous other clubs.

Amongst the clubs said to be showing more than a keen interest, are local Andaluz rivals in La Liga, Sevilla, whilst Greek side Olympiakos are also apparently weighing up their options. The strongest interest, it is believed, comes once more from the Hawthorns and West Bromwich Albion, who made enquiries last summer about the player.

Having already spent the second half of the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Malaga from Turkish outfit, Galatasaray, the 28-year-old returned to La Rosaleda last summer, as the Costa del Sol club secured a deal for another season on loan, with an option to make the move permanent for €3.5 million.

This season Amrabat has been just as impressive as during his first spell, remaining highly popular amongst fans of Los Boquerones, leading Malaga sporting director, Mario Husillos, to recently declare the club will do everything they can, to take up the clause option and sign the forward on a permanent basis. There is a deadline to complete a move, which expires on 30th April.

One possible obstacle for the Baggies, if they're trying to lure the Moroccan player to the Premier League, could be his current feelings. He is known to be very settled in the Costa del Sol and may not be willing to uproot himself.

Born in the Netherlands, Amrabat featured originally for their Under-21 side, before opting to play for the country of his parents, Morocco.

So far this season in La Liga, he's made 21 appearances, 10 in the starting eleven and 11 from the bench, contributing 5 goals and 3 assists for Malaga. Positionally, he is comfortable operating as a left-winger or inside-forward, central attacking midfielder, or as a centre-forward.

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