Adrien Rabiot has told La Repubblica – as per CM – that his World Cup form for France could help him earn a move to a new club – amid reports that Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea are all considering a move for the Juve star.
Rabiot, 27, is out of contract at Juventus at the end of the season. Coming into the campaign, it was expected that Juventus would allow him to see out his contract. They even accepted an offer from Manchester United in the summer.
But he remained. His form, though, has been stunning. With Juventus turning a corner of late, winning six consecutive Serie A matches, Rabiot has had a hand in five goals – while helping Juve keep six clean sheets in that run of games.
CalcioMercato report that Juventus are unable to meet his £166,000-a-week demands. But, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs are willing to pay him that figure. CMW claim that Liverpool are planning a swap – with Konstantinos Tsimikas.
Rabiot told La Repubblica, as per CM: “Will I stay at Juventus? I don’t know yet. It’s not the time to talk about it. Undoubtedly these performances help me to go elsewhere, but also to talk to Juve. My focus is on the World Cup.”
Rabiot: Form could help move amid Liverpool and Tottenham reports
Which club is best for Rabiot in January? Firstly, Chelsea. The Blues need a midfielder with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante out of contract in June. Rabiot would be a younger, but just as good replacement. Tottenham could do with cover.
But they are less in need. They have Oliver Skipp, Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Pape Matar Sarr. But he would suit Antonio Conte’s side. Arsenal need better cover for Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
However, Rabiot is the kind of player that will want to start – does he, at Arsenal or Spurs? His best move, is probably to Liverpool. He would be an improvement on Jordan Henderson, and is five years younger. Anfield is his best move.