Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign Adrien Rabiot.
That’s according to Sky Sports with the same report stressing that there is still work to do until the deal is complete, with personal terms still need to be negotiated with his agent and mother Veronique.
However, negotiations appear to be speeding up as The Guardian claims Rabiot will cost United an initial £15 million following an agreement with Juventus.
His behaviour off the pitch has been questioned down the years but the problems don’t stop there, with his mum having a record for being extremely outspoken against the clubs her son has represented.
The Reds are running out of time as well as options to bolster their midfield department, with the transfer window shutting on August 31, and I’d seriously question if Rabiot is the answer – as an alternative to Frenkie de Jong.
However, The Athletic claims the pursuit of Rabiot is ‘irrespective of their ongoing attempts’ to sign De Jong, which will raise the question why they haven’t approached him until now?
Rabiot has one year left on his contract at Juventus and I don’t think the Serie A side will be fighting too hard to keep him at the club next season.
That might make it an easy signing to complete – unlike De Jong – though Ten Hag has repeatedly said he wanted the right players this summer. Does he really think that about Rabiot?