Report: Arsenal will try to sign £113k-a-week midfielder who wanted to join Tottenham last summer
Arsenal will make a move to try and sign French midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, according to reports coming from Italy today.
Rabiot, who is currently playing with Juventus, has long been linked to a move to England. Indeed, in the summer, he was said to be keen on moving to Tottenham to play for Antonio Conte. Of course, a move never materialised and he has since remained in Turin.
But now, according to Calciomercato, Arsenal are thought to be open to signing Rabiot. It’s claimed the Gunners will at least test the water when it comes to Rabiot.
Manchester United are also known to have held interest in Rabiot. However, a report from The Mirror claimed the Frenchman’s whopping £113k-a-week wages were proving a struggle for United.
Rabiot has been selected by France for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. He has featured for Juventus regularly this season, playing 90 minutes in all games as Juve have won six in a row of late.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are thought to be preparing for a busy January. With the Gunners sitting top of the table, fans are hoping Mikel Arteta is backed with more new signings. Rabiot, then, could well prove a good option.
Juventus are thought to be seeking around £10m for Rabiot, whose contract expires in the summer.
TBR’s View: Rabiot finally fulfilling his potential
It’s taken time but Adrien Rabiot seems to finally be getting to the level so many thought he would. He’s had his issues but this season, he’s playing well for Juventus and playing regularly.
If he has a good World Cup then Arsenal could well be tempted to go for him here. At 27, he’s a good age and has good experience behind him, not to mention he’s won seven league titles.
Arsenal’s next few signings are going to be key. They’ll want the right character as well as performer. Rabiot, then, could well be considered.
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