Erik ten Hag looks to get one back on Liverpool after being 'charmed' by transfer target
Erik ten Hag is looking to strike back against Liverpool in the transfer market after missing out on Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister.
The World Cup winner passed a medical at Anfield on Thursday, and will sign for a fee of around 45 million. The development was a blow to Ten Hag's plans, who like Jurgen Klopp had long been pursuing the midfielder.
And not the two rival clubs are set to go head-to-head for another star. Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat rose to prominence at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as he helped Morocco become the first African side to reach the final four, and has also starred for his club side in Serie A this season.
Back in January, the Daily Mail reported that Klopp had attended a meeting with Amrabat's representatives with a view to a transfer, but failed to get a deal done. And Ten Hag, who worked with the player at Utrecht when he was coming through the ranks, is now keen to be reunited with him at Old Trafford.