Report: Arsenal looking to sign Juventus' Adrien Rabiot immediately
Rabiot’s future looks set to be a key talking point during the January transfer window. His Juventus contract expires at the end of the season. And it seems that the Juve hierarchy are divided over when to let the Frenchman leave.
Juventus would like to net a fee for the 27-year-old. Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri would like to hold onto Rabiot for the rest of the season, even if that then means that he will leave on a free. He has been ‘excellent‘ this season.
Arsenal hoping to sign Rabiot immediately
In fact, La Repubblica is now reporting that Arsenal want to sign Rabiot immediately. And the Old Lady will sell Rabiot for around £13.2 million.
There is an issue for Arsenal. The report claims that Rabiot is looking for a contract worth around £170,000-a-week. And it is suggested that that will be too much for the Gunners. But they hope to agree a deal for the midfielder.
Certainly, it would be a surprise if Arsenal were prepared to offer Rabiot such a lucrative contract. Obviously they will want to bolster their squad as they look to go on and win the Premier League title.
The squad harmony seems to be absolutely perfect right now. So signing Rabiot on such a big-money deal has the potential to be a real gamble.
The transfer fee eliminates some of the risk. But Arsenal have been penalised for handing out such large contracts in the past.
So surely, they will be ready to walk away if Rabiot’s representatives dig their heels in.
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