According to a report in Italian outlet Calciomercato, Premier League side Manchester United are seriously interested in signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Adrien Rabiot has 12 months left on his current contract which is why the Old Lady are looking to sell him off and as per the rumours, a bid of around €15 million should be enough for Juve to cash in on him.
Rabiot joined Juventus from PSG in 2019 with a lot of hope but things have not gone to plan for the central midfielder. Since 2019, the 27-year-old has played only 129 games for Juventus and this season was the worst of all.
He played 32 league matches during the 2021/22 campaign but managed to provide only two assists and not even a single goal.
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Are Man United genuinely interested in signing Adrien Rabiot?
Man United have seen both Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic leave so a new central midfielder is the need of the hour but pushing for someone like Adrien Rabiot is just a disaster waiting to happen.
On one hand, United are being linked with a world-class Frenkie de Jong and on the other, they are trying to sign Adrien Rabiot.
Much like Aaron Ramsey, Rabiot’s career has also taken a nose-dive in Italy so signing him will be a massive gamble, especially for Manchester United, a club who are planning a massive rebuild.
Reports have suggested that Erik ten Hag is eager to sign young and dynamic midfielders for his new-look United side so these links to Adrien Rabiot do not make much sense.
TFFB likelihood meter: 3/10
We seriously feel Man United are looking at Adrien Rabiot as their last-ditch option and Ten Hag is still very much interested in signing Frenkie de Jong.
Yes, the Juve man is available on a bargain deal but Manchester United have been on this path before and things didn’t work too well for them.
We believe Man United are not likely to make any sort of formal offer for Adrien Rabiot and in the worst of cases, if they do then the Old Trafford outfit are unfortunately stuck in a vicious loop.