Manchester United Weren’t Too Close to Signing Rabiot

Adrien Rabiot officially prolonged his contract with Juventus Tuesday night following an attempt to lure him away by Manchester United. As happened last summer, when the Bianconeri had okayed his departure, the Red Devils didn’t reach an agreement on personal terms. The talks between the parties stopped early in this case, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The mother and agent of the midfielder asked for a three-year contract with €10M wages and a robust signing bonus. The Premier League outfit quickly hung up the phone. At that point, the Frenchman realized that the Old Lady’s offer was the best one on the table. He’ll make €7M, plus €1M potential add-on, and revisit his future in a year. In addition, he wasn’t so eager to leave a team where he gained a central role.

Rabiot motivated his decision to stay on the side’s social media pages (via Corriere dello Sport).

“I’m really happy and proud to confirm that I will be a Juventus player next season too. This choice comes from the heart. I’m very attached to these colors and this jersey. This club is home to me. I’ve grown and improved on the pitch and as a man here. I’m looking forward to the new campaign and I will always give my 100 percent. Wearing this kit is a responsibility and a privilege. I’m ready to continue this wonderful experience.”

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, coach Massimiliano Allegri and sporting director Giovanni Manna were instrumental in the outcome. The exec visited Veronique Rabiot in Cote d’Azur three times in the last couple of weeks. Bayern Munich was also poking around.

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