Barcelona are not interested in signing Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo, as relayed by Sport Witness.
They report that the playmaker does not feature in the Catalans’ summer plans despite the fact he is available on a free transfer at the expiration of his contract at the end of the season.
Apparently, they had been interest but grew tired of Rabiot’s camp not getting back to them, amid the disruption among his ranks with the removal of his mother as his agent.
And they are not the only side who have been credited with an interest in the midfielder, as Spanish outlet Sport reported back in January that Tottenham were keen on his signature.
Barcelona can outmuscle Spurs in terms of financial clout and the prospect to compete for titles so them pulling out of the race is undoubtedly a boost for Mauricio Pochettino if he wants to engineer a summer bargain.
The departure of Mousa Dembele and the decline of Victor Wanyama has only served to increase Tottenham’s need for a midfielder and players of Rabiot’s quality are not on the market for free particularly often.
Daniel Levy may have more patience in terms of negotiating that Barcelona – who have already walked away – for Rabiot, meaning that they could yet land him in the summer if they so wish.