Nordin Amrabat's brother flattered by links to Premier League clubs

Watford's Nordin Amrabat in action with West Bromwich Albion's James McClean

Sofyan Amrabat is said to interest Watford, Stoke and Crystal Palace.

Watford's Nordin Amrabat in action with Nottingham Forest's Kelvin WilsonWatford's Nordin Amrabat in action against Nottingham Forest

Sofyan Amrabat, the younger brother of Watford’s Nordin, has said it would be “very nice” to team up with his sibling amid reported interest from the club and others in the Premier League.

His comments were made in a post-match television interview and subsequently reported by Dutch magazine Voetbal International.

Watford, Crystal Palace and Stoke have all been linked with a move for the Moroccan, with Le360 Sport among the publications to report their interest.

When asked about this the younger Amrabat claimed it was “a compliment and says I'm doing well,” but insisted he wouldn’t get carried away.

 

Congratulations ouwe happy birthday bro!! Love you❤️❤️

A post shared by Sofyan Amrabat (@sofyanamrabat) on

“There is nothing concrete yet,” he added. “I will not think about it until it becomes relevant.”

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season for FC Utrecht, making 28 Eredivisie starts for the side in fourth, and his exploits were enough earn an international debut for Morocco last month.

Amrabat plays in central midfield, an area where Watford aren’t short of bodies, but given his age he would likely be a long-term solution at the position rather than a player to plug in and play right away.

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke and Jonathan Benteke warm up before the matchThe Benteke brothers have both played for Crystal Palace this season

His brother Nordin, who is 10 years his senior, has established himself as a regular for the Hornets this season and started 21 Premier League matches.

There is already one set of brothers operating as team-mates in England's top flight, Crystal Palace’s Christian and Jonathan Benteke.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch