Juventus to Make Hail-Mary Attempt to Re-Up with Rabiot

Juventus will likely lose Adrien Rabiot as he started to perform consistently at high levels, but they’ll try to extend his expiring contract in the next few months. The Bianconceri’s director Federico Cherubini recently talked with his mother and agent Veronique, Calciomercato informs.

The parties are on good terms, but the request is sky-high. The Old Lady will table an offer that will be compared with future ones. On the other hand, the player and his camp expected to be rewarded soon after last summer’s proposed move to Manchester United collapsed.

Juventus would have a better shot at retaining Rabiot if Massimiliano Allegri, who’s a big fan, remained the coach, which is likely. However, the midfielder asks for €10M per year plus a large signing bonus.

According to SportMediaset, the Frenchman won’t leave in January, even though his contractual situation would suggest cashing in on him rather than getting nothing. Per Sky’s transfer market Luca Marchetti, since his sale would fetch around €10M, the Bianconeri prefer leaning on him in the second half of the season and eventually have more time to replace him in the summer (via Tuttomercatoweb).

Our Take on Juventus and Rabiot

It’s been quite the turnaround for the 27-year-old, who has gone from burden to cornerstone in a few months. It’d be a shame to see him go after waiting so long for him to flourish. The problem is that he joined with undeservedly massive wages a few years back. It’s fair for him to want a pay rise now. They can’t get that high, but they can attempt to finagle their way through bonuses and non-monetary factors. It’s a long shot, but it’s worth a try.

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