Adrien Rabiot is reportedly of interest to Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona, with the Frenchman emerging as an economically viable option.
According to Fichajes, France midfielder Adrien Rabiot is attracting considerable interest, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona vying for his signature. All three clubs are considering an economically viable option, but someone experienced and the 27-year-old Juventus midfielder fit the requirement.
Adrien Rabiot has largely been used properly at Juventus since joining the Turin club. He fell somewhat out of favor under Maurizio Sarri and then Andrea Pirlo. But under Massimiliano Allegri, the French midfielder seems to have a solid place in the team.
Juventus signed Manuel Locatelli last summer which threatened Rabiot’s place in the team. However, Allegri integrated the two players together and achieved decent success. But looking to the long-term future, the 27-year-old France international may not be in the plans for the Serie A giants, who point to a transfer this summer.
Rabiot’s contract expires in 2023, allowing Juventus to make a modest profit in the coming window, given the Frenchman arrived on a free transfer from PSG. Currently, a number of clubs are interested in Rabiot, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona headlining.
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Rabiot could be available at a reasonable price, which according to the report could be between €15m and €20m. Juventus are looking to change the face of their midfield as Allegri want to sign Jorginho from Chelsea and hope to deploy the UEFA Euro 2020 winner along with Locatelli and Denis Zakaria next season.
Chelsea’s ownership situation looks precarious and they cannot buy, sell or renew the contracts of existing players. This includes Jorginho, who has a contract until 2023. While the new ownership issues are expected to be resolved in the coming weeks, the Blues are set to enter the transfer window for several players.
Their focus will be on signing top-notch centre-backs, which means they need to find funds to consider bringing in quality midfielders. Rabiot’s price tag makes him an economically viable option, which could prompt Chelsea to make an approach.
Their London rivals Arsenal are also interested in Rabiot. Mikel Arteta wants a new midfielder who can play as a left No.8, and the 27-year-old France international fits the role. Like Chelsea, Arsenal will focus their efforts and funds on other areas, meaning a financially suitable option would be monitoring them.
Barcelona are also keen on signing the midfielder as the Catalans want someone with experience and the ability to fit into Xavi Hernandez’s system. Rabiot has all these attributes and could be a viable option for Barcelona from a financial perspective.
The 27-year-old French international could be destined to leave Juventus this summer, and the Bianconeri will want to use the funds generated from the sale to invest in a new midfielder that matches Allegri’s ideas.