Adrien Rabiot Rejects Manchester United for Juventus Stay
Adrien Rabiot, the French international midfielder, has reportedly decided to extend his stay at Juventus, thereby dashing Manchester United’s hopes of securing his signature.
The Red Devils had reignited their interest in Rabiot, hoping to bolster their midfield under the leadership of Erik ten Hag. However, the latest reports suggest that Rabiot has chosen to remain with the Old Lady.
A Second Miss for Manchester United
Manchester United had previously attempted to sign Rabiot last summer. Despite agreeing on a fee with Juventus, the deal fell through due to Rabiot’s high wage demands. The Red Devils had hoped to capitalize on Rabiot’s contract expiry this summer, but it seems that the Frenchman has other plans.
According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Rabiot is set to sign a new deal with Juventus on Wednesday, June 28. The agreement was reportedly reached after in-depth negotiations, with Rabiot deciding to continue his career in Turin and maintain his key role under Massimiliano Allegri.
In the past, Rabiot has expressed his interest in playing in the Premier League. He stated, “I have always said that I’d like to play in England in my career. I still have that desire. I’d like to evolve in the Premier League. I haven’t got a Premier League team in mind right now. I haven’t chosen a team or anything. It’s a general thing. It’s the league, it’s the level of play that’s going on, that’s what attracts me most. It corresponds to my qualities.”
However, it seems that the allure of the Premier League was not enough to sway Rabiot from his decision to stay with Juventus.
Manchester United’s Transfer Woes
This development adds to Manchester United’s ongoing struggles in the transfer window. The club has yet to make a signing this summer and has submitted three failed bids for Chelsea’s Mason Mount. Rabiot was not considered an alternative to Mount, but his addition would have been a savvy move given United’s tight budget this summer.