Man United have identified Adrien Rabiot as a possible transfer target.
With the Frenkie de Jong saga still dragging out, Manchester United are at that stage in the transfer window where other options have to be looked at.
Erik ten Hag’s stance on bringing in a new central midfielder has probably only heightened after yesterday’s dreadful performance against Brighton & Hove Albion.
This morning a new name has been thrown into the mix; Adrien Rabiot.
It’s The Athletic with the claim, who state that the Reds are ‘working on’ a deal to recruit the Frenchman this summer.
The 27-year-old has emerged as a ‘leading option’ for Man United transfer, with Rabiot entering into the final 12 months of his contract with Juventus. This suggests he could be available on a deal cheaper than his typical market value.
The Athletic add that United ‘must decide’ whether to press ahead with this signing, irrespective of what happens with De Jong. Or, wait for a decision from the Dutchman first before deciding whether to sign Rabiot.
It’s also worth noting that personal terms would also need to be agreed with Rabiot should United go down that route.
To us here at Old Trafford Faithful, this just smacks of a panic buy. Ten Hag watched the Red Devils’ midfield stink up the joint against Brighton and suddenly, we’re interested in Rabiot…?
Time is clearly running out in the window and the De Jong deal looks no closer. Is Rabiot the answer? Well, I’m not sure. I’m led to believe his mother isn’t the easiest person to work with, either.
I reckon Rabiot would be an upgrade on what the Old Trafford club currently have available. But is he good enough? We definitely know he’s not first choice for Ten Hag, though United are pretty desperate at this moment in time…
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