Adrien Rabiot appears to have made up his mind and will stay at Juventus for at least one further season, snubbing a late offer from Manchester United. The midfielder, whose current contract is up in a few days, will put pen to paper in short order, Corriere dello Sport relays.
The Frenchman caved to the club and Massimiliano Allegri’s incessant pressing. He’ll have the same wages, €7M, in 2023/2024. Per Sky, only the final details are missing before the signature. The 28-year-old joined the Bianconeri on a free in 2019 and is coming off his best season yet, where he recorded 11 goals and 6 assists in 48 appearances.
Rabiot has accumulated 177 caps since transferring to Juventus, scoring 17 times and contributing to one Scudetto and one Coppa Italia. The team will save some taxes on his deal as it will be the final year where they can benefit from fiscal benefits concerning foreigners moving to Italy.
According to Goal’s Romeo Agresti, the turn of events will slow the search for a new midfielder, but the Old Lady could still sign a new one. However, it’ll hinge on Weston McKennie, Denis Zakaria, and Artur’s exits now.
Our Take on Juventus and Rabiot
He was fantastic in the recent campaign; after all, this was the cheapest way to address their midfield, and that’s key. It may be a technicality, but a one-year contract is a short-sighted choice. They’ll be in limbo again from January on. While the rumors may continue, they could be set in the role if Paul Pogba looks good enough in the summer.
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