Arsenal and Newcastle United are among the clubs interested in the services of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Arsenal are ready to rival Newcastle United in the race to sign Adrien Rabiot. It appears both the Premier League clubs are keen on reinforcing their midfield unit in January, with the Juventus star emerging as an ideal option.
Rabiot has indeed accrued interest from a host of clubs across England amid uncertainties over his future in Turin. Following his free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain over two years ago, the Frenchman has been largely branded as a flop by the Italian media due to his struggles in Serie A,
During his time at the club, the midfielder has notched up as many as 100 competitive appearances. But he has largely failed to live up to the expectations, which has coincided with the layer of mediocrity that has surrounded the club over the past couple of years.
Rabiot’s struggles at Juve, though, have potentially opened up an avenue for other clubs to secure his services. Arsenal, for one, appear to be keen on adding the Frenchman, who can offer some much-needed competition for Albert Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka. The 26-year-old could be a cost-effective alternative for top target Renato Sanches as well.
Newcastle United’s interest in the Juventus midfielder, meanwhile, stems from the lack of quality in the squad that might be headed for relegation come May. But it is apparent that the owners and coach Eddie Howe is determined to avoid such a situation by signing a quality player like Rabiot in January.
In addition to Arsenal and NUFC, the former PSG star has also been a subject of interest from Chelsea, as they all look to prise the midfielder away from Turin next month.
However, the report claims that the Bianconeri have no intention of selling Rabiot and are thus expected to demand a hefty value for the player. It refutes earlier speculations that suggested a potential asking fee of just €15 million to sign the Frenchman next month.
Rabiot, who has featured in 12 league matches under Massimiliano Allegri this season, certainly won’t think twice about moving to England. But it appears only time will tell as to how Juventus plan to approach this situation as they brace themselves for a major revamp in the January transfer window.