Despite links to Chelsea and Newcastle, France’s World Cup star Adrien Rabiot has acknowledged that he still wants to play in the Premier League.
In N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba’s absence, midfielder Adrien Rabiot has been a standout at Qatar 2022, scoring the tournament’s opening goal and assisting Les Bleus in making it to the quarterfinals.
The 27-year-contract old’s at Juventus expires at the end of the current campaign, so all this should help him land a much-desired transfer.
Rabiot nearly left Turin this past summer after Juventus and Manchester United agreed to a deal, but the transfer fell through when he and the Red Devils couldn’t come to a personal understanding.
The former PSG player still aspires to play in England and will try to find a transfer there in January, when Premier League clubs can contact the soon-to-be free agent. He has since expressed his happiness that the transfer did not take place.
According to Rabiot, he has always expressed a desire to play in England during his career. He still yearns for that.
He wants the Premier League to help him develop. What draws me in most is the league and the caliber of the competition. It fits with his character.
He is not currently thinking of a Premier League team. He hasn’t picked a group or anything else. It applies to everyone.
Rabiot was reportedly a target for Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham in November, but it appears that those teams’ interest has since waned.
Kante and Jorginho’s futures are in doubt because both of their contracts expire in 2023, so Graham Potter’s team is looking for new midfielders.
However, Newcastle, who is eager to bolster their squad with players with Champions League experience as a result of a stellar start to the season that has the Magpies third in the standings, will put pressure on the Blues to sign Rabiot.
Some people might be surprised to learn that the midfielder has played in England before because he briefly attended Manchester City’s academy.
It was an excellent experience, Rabiot continued. But he only participated in part of the season.