Barça tried for Amrabat loan until last minute but Fiorentina wouldn't let him leave
The Catalan club tried and failed to sign the Moroccan midfielder
Barcelona closed the transfer window without bringing in any players for the first team. The club had some margin in their salary limit and explored several operations in the last week with the limitation of only offering a loan without a compulsory purchase option.
The deal that was pushed the most in the final hours was for Sofyan Amrabat. Barça tried to improve their first proposal (€4m loan fee + €36m buy option), but Fiorentina said 'no' and Barça ruled out his incorporation.
Amrabat was offered to Barça in the January transfer window and became a priority in the last week of the window due to the impossibility of bringing in a top-level winger or full-back.
The Moroccan's agents believed that he could leave on loan and that encouraged Barça to try but Fiorentina did not compromise.
In the last few hours, Barça tried to raise their loan offer with a high transfer fee, but not even that worked. Not even the player's pressure served to uncork the negotiations and Barça have closed the chapter for now.