Everton have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, with a report from Gazzetta Dello Sport claiming the Turin giants could be forced to sell the Frenchman.
It is believed Juventus will need to offload Rabiot if they wish to keep hold of Paulo Dybala. The report claims the ‘Old Lady’ need to get rid of as many as four players in order to meet the forward’s wage demands.
That, of course, plays into the hands of Carlo Ancelotti and Everton, who have been linked heavily with a move for Rabiot.
The Frenchman has struggled to have the impact he’d have liked over in Italy. After sealing a move from PSG on big wages, he has seen his first XI chances be inconsistent, to say the least.
The Daily Mail claimed just last week that the Toffees and Ancelotti were confident of a deal. The Italian manager gave Rabiot his chance at PSG and is thought to rate him highly.
Rabiot, along with the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain, could all be sacrificed to keep Dybala.
A huge boost but Everton will need to find the money somehow – TBR View
Rabiot will be a big signing for whoever gets their hands on him. He’s a huge talent and his time with Juventus is not indicative of the ability he possesses.
The problem for Everton will come in the form of wages. Rabiot is reported to be earning a mammoth sum in Turin, with the Mirror claiming Rabiot is due to earn around £28m from the club.
Those figures are huge. And they represent a problem. However, this is a timely boost if Everton are serious about landing one of their reported top targets.