Arsenal and Everton could potentially miss out on signing Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot after the Frenchman was backed by his current club’s sporting co-ordinator, Fabio Paratici.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italy, with quotes taken from Goal, the Juventus supremo was speaking about Rabiot’s future.
The former PSG man has been heavily linked with a move away. Indeed, Everton, Arsenal, and Manchester United have all been credited with having an interest in the 25-year-old.
However, in a turn of events, Paratici has now conceded that Rabiot could well stay at the club, backing the Frenchman to come good and be an important player for Juve in the future.
“Let’s not forget that Rabiot is in his first year in Italy, and the first year is always special.
“Rabiot also arrived from PSG after six months of inactivity. He had to catch up with his physical condition. That said, he is a great player, someone who is very important for Juventus today and will be for the future.”
Those comments would appear to be Paratici’s way of trying to end speculation over the Juventus man.
The midfielder is thought to be on a huge wage packet over in Italy. And with Juve keen to offload some players to fund summer transfers and a new deal for Paulo Dybala, Rabiot has been one of the players mentioned who could leave.
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These comments are fair enough from the Juventus man but Rabiot is still not getting into the team.
At 25, he’s going to want to be playing regular football. If Juve can’t promise him that next season, then there’s every chance Everton and Arsenal get back in the mix.
Obviously, wages could be an issue. But if either club can negotiate a loan deal, it may work in the short-term.