West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur face off in the Premier League this weekend, and apparently the clubs share an an interest in the same player.
According to Calciomercato, the London sides are keeping tabs on Sofyan Amrabat of Club Brugge.
The Morocco international is currently on loan at Serie A outfit Hellas Verona, where he is impressing having started in all but one league game so far.
Him playing in the Italian top-flight has meant he has also caught the attention of Inter Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina.
The ball is firmly in Hellas’ court right now, as there is supposedly a €3.5 million/£3 million option to buy in place with Brugge.
It remains to be seen if Spurs’ appointment of Jose Mourinho as the new manager will mean he remains a target.
TBR’s view – West Ham need Amrabat more
Realistically it’s West Ham who are most in need of Amrabat.
The star is a holding midfield player and at the moment, Declan Rice is Manuel Pellegrini’s only true option for the position.
Mark Noble partners Rice, but the 20-year-old is the one that anchors the midfield, with Noble slightly further forward when in possession.
Carlos Sanchez has had countless chances to prove himself but isn’t good enough, and so Amrabat could come in and shake things up.
That is, of course, assuming Hellas are down to make a quick profit.