Juventus star is unhappy at Juventus and wishes to leave for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, is ready for a change in environment after failing to settle in Italy. After ending his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the French international now looks to secure a move elsewhere with a great contract which promises a higher salary.
Los Blancos president, Florentino Perez, was heavily considering the 25-year-old but never made an official inquiry. Barca were also interested and had even started negotiations with his mother. Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, was confident that the deal was closed but a last-minute hindrance made the deal fall through.
Juventus then secured the midfielder from PSG for free instead. After signing, however, the midfielder has struggled in Italy and desires a move elsewhere. His performance has also been lackluster due to the coach, Maurizio Sarri’s, unwillingness to include him in his future plans.
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona or Real Madrid go for the former Parisien man but Rabiot continues to hope to seal a transfer. Former PSG boss, Laurent Blanc, however, believes that the midfielder needs to realize the quality he adds to a team, and even Juve needs to be patient with their latest signing.
“A time of adaptation to Italian football and to a great club like Juventus had to be taken into account. How to get the best from him? We must make him feel confident… I also had problems with him at the beginning in Paris.” Laurent told Tuttosport
“In post-lockdown games I saw an Adrien very similar to the one I trained at PSG. More enterprising, skilled in transitions and powerful. But Rabiot can do even more because he has all the qualities to become a top player. He probably hasn’t figured out how strong he is yet.”
“If the Bianconeri bet on him a year ago they must be patient because they have a great talent on their hands. Trust me, there are few players like him and it won’t take long to reach the top.”
It seems Rabiot will not be leaving anytime soon as the formerly interested clubs have moved on. The French international will have to get used to the Italian environment under Sarri and find his fit alongside Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of a tough Champions League campaign in August.
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