Erik ten Hag hopes to close Adrien Rabiot deal this week

Man United and Erik ten Hag hope to confirm Adrien Rabiot as a Red Devil this week.

As the Frenkie de Jong saga continues to be drawn out, Manchester United have had to turn their attentions elsewhere when it comes to potential midfield acquisitions.

Adrien Rabiot is the name that’s popping up most frequently, with a deal to acquire the Frenchman looking likely.

The latest update in the saga comes from Jamie Jackson, who writes for The Guardian. He states that United boss, Erik ten Hag, ‘hopes’ to close the deal to acquire Rabiot ‘this week’.

According to Jackson, a £15million fee has been agreed, though personal terms haven’t yet been reached – hence why the transfer hasn’t be finalised at this stage.


The whole Rabiot move is damning for United. He’s an upgrade on the current options, though is he of the required level to help this club return to former glories? I have my doubts.

There’s a reason why Paris Saint-Germain allowed him to leave, while Juventus seem more than keen to get away from the France international as soon as possible.

You read about the off-field issues, like dealing with his mother (and agent), while Rabiot isn’t afraid to throw in the towel and give up on a manager if things are not going his way. I’m just not sure whether United should be moving for a player like that.

Again, I’ll reiterate, if he’s the only midfielder brought in this summer, Rabiot will start many games for the Red Devils this season. I guess that just highlights the sad state of affairs at United right now. It’s going to be a long, drawn-out process to get this club back to the top. Sadly, that’s the harsh reality.

Do you think Adrien Rabiot will prove to be a good signing for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. Rabiot’s stats show that he is no better than average. With regard to the 4-0 defeat:
    With Fred as defensive cover in the first half, the defence shipped a further two goals after De Gea’s own special brand of incompetence had already gifted the opposition with two goals.
    With Lindelof and McTominay in for defensive cover in the second half, the defence was solid – and no goals were conceded.
    Ten Hag had to experiment to se what worked and what did’t. Now he knows. Rabiot would have added nothing positive to the equation.

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