Juventus Ace Adrien Rabiot Offered to Barcelona

Adrien Rabiot’s career at Juventus is seemingly nearing an unsatisfying conclusion, with Barcelona emerging as his potential landing spot. Trustworthy Spanish journalist Gerard Romero delivered a major update on the Frenchman’s future amid the Italians’ faltering attempt to extend his contract.

Rabiot took his time to settle in Serie A after joining Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019. But once he has found his feet in Turin, the 28-year-old has developed into one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Italy’s top flight. His role was paramount to Massimiliano Allegri’s set-up last season.

After almost three years of struggle, Rabiot was the best version of himself in 2022/23, mustering 48 appearances in all competitions and tallying 11 goals and six assists. His rise to prominence has convinced Juventus to offer him a new deal. But while they’re not resigned to losing their star midfielder, there’s not much they can do to prevent his exit.

With the freedom to leave under a fortnight with no strings attached, Rabiot has been offered to Barcelona president Joan Laporta by his mother-agent Veronique. A quick trip down the memory line – his mother tried to arrange his switch to Camp Nou the last time his contract was nearing expiry in 2019.

Though she failed to move her son to La Liga four years ago, her dream could come true this summer. Juventus have done their part, offering Rabiot a contract extension, but Veronique has other plans. Aware of Barcelona’s quest to sign a long-term replacement for outgoing stalwart Sergio Busquets, she’s moving quickly to fill the vacancy.

In addition to the Juventus midfielder, Xavi Hernandez is exploring several other profiles. After being rejected by Bayern Munich dynamo Joshua Kimmich, he has turned their attention to Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi. But Barca’s financial turmoil requires careful money management.

Therefore, landing a free agent could be more appealing to the club chiefs. As things stand, Rabiot is closer to joining Barcelona than pledging his allegiance to Juventus.

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