Adrien Rabiot will be released by Paris Saint-Germain this month unless he pulls off a dramatic U-turn and signs a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions.
The midfielder, who is represented by his mother, has been out of favour at the Parc des Princes since last December, not playing a match in six months for the senior team.
Respected journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi claims that PSG are not considering the player who remains a possibility for Manchester United, as per RMC.
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After losing Ander Herrera to an expiring deal, United could do a lot worse than signing Rabiot.
The France international, aged 24, needs a fresh start to turn his career around after a difficult season. This could be a key for United to sign a hungry player, looking to make a point and get himself back into Didier Deschamps’ national squad.
A close source to the player allegedly told RMC: “Given the history between us [Rabiot and PSG], given we’re already in a legal battle, given all that’s happened between us, it [staying] is not even a possibility.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at least two midfield additions this summer to have any real change of progressing next season. Consistent performers willing to fight for their team-mates; rather than lads who can only be arsed when the going is easy.
United can hand Rabiot a lifeline. Yes, we’re in the Europa League next season, but a bit of hard work and chemistry and we’ll be back in the Champions League.
It could be sh*t or bust for Solskjaer in his first full season as United manager.