Juventus are reportedly poised to offload the out-of-favor midfielder Adrien Rabiot at the end of the season, reports in England have confirmed
Heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, where Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton, and Newcastle United are interested in acquiring his services, Rabiot could leave Juventus in the upcoming transfer window.
The 25-year-old Frenchman arrived at the Allianz Stadium from Paris Saint-Germain for free in 2019 and has gone on to make just 11 Serie A starts for the Turin giants.
With Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Sami Khedira, and Rodrigo Bentancur all ahead of him in Maurizio Sarri’s pecking order, the French playmaker could be on his way out when the transfer market reopens for business, as per the Sports Mole.
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Juventus are still eager to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United, but in light of the coronavirus pandemic, they’ll have to make sacrifices to raise funds for such an expensive deal.
Rabiot has failed to convince Sarri and could, therefore, either be sold or used as a makeweight in the deal to bring Pogba back to Italy if the Red Devils accept such a prospect.
The player himself is also favoring a transfer after the Bianconeri cut players’ wages as part of their efforts to mitigate financial damage caused by the coronavirus crisis.
During his time in Paris, Rabiot was widely regarded as one of the most talented midfielders in Europe’s top-five leagues, and there will be no shortage of suitors if he really becomes available this summer.