Adrien Rabiot has been on Man United’s transfer radar for ‘weeks’

Man United’s move for Adrien Rabiot is not a panic buy, Fabrizio Romano claims.

Out of absolutely nowhere, Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move to sign Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder has been plying his trade for Juventus recently, though he hasn’t been given consistent starts over in Turin.

As we all know, United have spent the summer chasing Frenkie de Jong. Sadly, it feels like the Old Trafford club have been spending so much time and resources on a player that has been unobtainable…

Attentions have slowly turned elsewhere, with Rabiot’s name the most recent to pop up in the headlines.

We fans instantly assumed that this was a panic move by United, particularly after watching both Scott McTominay and Fred struggling against Brighton.

Well, Fabrizio Romano certainly seems to think differently. According to him, United have had the 27-year-old on their transfer list ‘for week’s’. On top of that, the player ‘would like’ a Premier League move, while Juventus are open to parting with Rabiot.

“He (Rabiot) has been one of the options on Manchester United’s list for weeks. Contacts were then accelerated over the weekend,” Romano said, per Caught Offside.

“The player would like a Premier League move but now negotiations are starting with his mother and agent Veronique, so it will be a financial discussion on salary and more.

“Juventus are open to selling him, the agreement between clubs is not a problem.”

This just feels like United are getting their pants pulled down, while Juventus are probably celebrating behind the scenes. With a year left on Rabiot’s contract, coupled with the Frenchman’s high wages, this feels like a no-brainer for Juve to let him leave.

A transfer fee of around £15m is apparently what it’s going to take to bring Rabiot in, while there is absolutely zero chance he’ll be taking a wage drop with this move.

Rabiot feels like someone who can do a decent job for a year or so, before United look to upgrade on the Frenchman next summer when (hopefully) more targets are available.

It’s worth noting that this is a player who isn’t afraid to kick up a fuss when things are not going his way. I’d imagine in twelve months, the Reds will also struggle to move on from Rabiot if that’s the eventual plan. We’ve seen this story before…

Again, United just aren’t learning from their mistakes. They continue to overpay for players who should be nothing but rotation options. Don’t get me wrong, Rabiot is better than what we currently have, but United should absolutely be striving for higher than this.

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