Fabrizio Romano has been discussing Tottenham and Antonio Conte during the World Cup, where he made a claim about Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat.

After the 26-year-old impressed in Morocco’s 0-0 draw against Croatia yesterday, the respected Italian journalist claimed that Spurs were keen to sign him, and came very close, only for the deal to collapse.

Tottenham almost signed World Cup star Amrabat

Well, Romano believes a number of clubs are monitoring the Fiorentina No.34 at the moment, as they prepare to make a move in the summer of 2023.

At that stage, Amrabat will only have 12 months remaining on his contract, so a sale seems likely.

You can see what Romano wrote on Twitter in full below.

Amrabat – captain of Morocco – put in a fantastic display up against the likes of Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic yesterday, helping his country keep a clean sheet and grab a vital point in Group F against the 2018 finalists.

The defensive midfielder registered a pass success rate of 86.7% against the Croatians, which is quite impressive given how tough it must have been to stay in control up against Modric.

WhoScored also shows that Amrabat made one tackle, one interception, one clearance and one block as he played a huge part in Morocco keeping a clean sheet.

Tottenham should forget about Amrabat

Despite his excellent performances this season, we think Tottenham should forget about resurrecting their interest in Amrabat, if that was something they planned to do.

Conte is already struggling to get his £25m signing Yves Bissouma in the starting XI, so it would be madness if he added another midfielder to compete with him.

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Additionally, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur are shining together in the two starting midfield spots, so Amrabat would probably have to settle for a place on the bench most weeks.

Therefore, it would be madness if Tottenham went out and signed Amrabat, despite his World Cup heroics.

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