Adrien Rabiot, who is reportedly on Tottenham’s radar ahead of the January transfer window, has now stated that his performances at the World Cup could aid him in securing a transfer away from Juventus.
With Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante not unavailable for France, Rabiot was given the nod to start in midfield in Les Blues’ World Cup opener against Australia.
The former Paris Saint-Germain star, who has been in fine form for Juventus this season, put in an accomplished display and even got on the scoresheet as the reigning World Cup champions emerged 4-1 winners.
Calciomercato reported a couple of days ago that Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal are eyeing a move for Rabiot in January, with the report asserting that Fabio Paratici is a ‘great admirer’ of the 27-year-old.
The midfielder’s current contract in Turin runs out at the end of the season and the report explained that although Juve want to offer him a new deal, they might not be able to match the player’s salary demands.
Rabiot has now seemingly opened the door to a move away from Juventus but the Frenchman did not rule out the possibility of renewing his deal with Massimiliano Allegri’s side either.
He said in an interview with La Repubblica (24/11/22 as relayed by CalcioMercato): “Will I stay at Juve? I don’t know yet and it’s not the time to talk about it. Without a doubt, these performances help me to go elsewhere, but also to talk to Juve. But now my focus is on the World Cup.”
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It is clear what Rabiot means by the above statement. He is suggesting that performing well at the World Cup would improve his bargaining position in terms of the salary that he can demand, whether that be at Juventus or some other club.
While Rabiot does have some impressive attributes, I do not think Conte will be particularly keen to have him at Spurs as the midfielder’s attitude problems are well-documented. He might not fit in well with the Italian’s regime.
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