The Catalans have received a huge boost in their pursuit of the French superstar as he has reportedly snubbed various EPL clubs in order to join Barcelona.
The Adrien Rabiot-Barcelona transfer saga has been going on for a really long time now. The midfielder is free to negotiate with any club from January with his contract expiring in June 2019. And Barcelona are in the pole position to sign the Frenchman, according to the reports in Spain.
Rabiot to Barca, finally?
Rabiot is a wanted man in Europe due to his contract situation at PSG. The French champions are now eager to sell the player in January, in order to avoid losing him for free in the summer. Both Manchester City and Liverpool are interested in the midfielder, but as has been the case for the last few months, Barcelona are favorites to sign Rabiot.
As reported by El Mundo Deportivo, Rabiot has picked the Spanish club ahead of City and Liverpool to join either in January or summer. The reports also suggest that midfielder’s mother and representatives have already met with Eric Abidal, Barcelona’s technical director, and a former France player.
PSG’s hopes of keeping Rabiot with a new deal are now looking bleaker and bleaker by every passing day as the midfielder has shown no interest in negotiating a new contract. The 23-year old looks all set to leave PSG in 2019 but the Parisiens will try to sell him January to get some money out of the deal.
Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, has told Barcelona he will sign for the club in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish) #PSG #Rabiot #Barca
— Catenaccio Fútbol (@CatenaccioFtbo1) November 21, 2018
PSG will be back in action on Saturday as they look to continue their impressive 13-game winning streak in the league against Toulouse. Barcelona, on the other hand, will travel to Madrid for their next league game against Atletico.
If the reports are true, Barcelona are set to sign one hell of a player in the form of Adrien Rabiot. But let’s not get carried away as they are just reports and a lot can happen before and in the winter transfer window.
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