Malaga put off by €3.5m asking price for West Ham & West Brom target Amrabat

Nordin Amrabat

Malaga Sporting Director Mario Husillos has admitted that the €3.5 million asking price to make Nordin Amrabat’s loan from a Galatasaray a permanent is too high.

“His importance to the team is undoubted and the club want him to stay here, but 3.5 million is a lot of money for us,” Husillos was quoted as saying on Inside Spanish Football.

Husillos did however, confirm that Malaga will still try to sign the Moroccan international at the end of the season on a permanent move.

“We have the option of signing him (permanently) until the end of the month, as it stands,” he added.

 “He’s a very important player for us and the club has to exhaust all options to ensure he continues to be.”

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Galatasaray paid out €8 million for Amrabat in 2012 when he joined from Kayserispor and he still has two years left on his contract.

Malaga officials recently travelled to Istanbul to hold talks with the Lions over making his loan stay permanent.

West Ham and West Brom are also reported to be interested in the 28-year-old winger according to Talk Sport.

Malaga are currently seventh in La Liga on 46 points after 32 games but are 19 points off a top four Champions League finish.