Adrien Rabiot has turned down yet another contract offer from PSG, who’ve been trying to tie the 24-year-old down to a deal for many months.
That’s according to Calciomercato, who state that AC Milan and Juventus are monitoring Rabiot’s situation very, very closely.
The France international’s deal expires at the end of this season, which means Liverpool would be able to legally offer him a Bosman contract in 61 days’ time, on January 1, 2019.
Rabiot is a technically stunning midfielder, who has the ability to tick possession over for his side, but also drive forward and play quick transitionary passes. Not only can he sit and create a platform from which attackers can perform, but Rabiot has the guile and vision to make things happen, too.
We’re hoping Naby Keita will eventually provide those kind of skills for Liverpool, but the Guinean is a dribbler more than a controller.
With James Milner and Adam Lallana in their thirties, acquiring Rabiot, who has expressed his admiration for Liverpool on plenty of occasions, for nothing, would be mighty smart.
Fabinho is now providing us tackles, interceptions and physicality centrally, while Gini Wijnaldum’s space manipulation is superb. Rabiot would offer us something new, though, and would perform especially well alongside the Brazilian due to their array of attributes.
Sky Sports have reported this afternoon that we’re not in for Aaron Ramsey, so perhaps our eggs are in Rabiot’s basket.
We hope so, anyway.