After weeks of negotiations, agreeing personal terms and carrying out the medical, Adrien Rabiot is finally a Juventus player.
The midfielder was released from PSG after his contract expired and he refused to sign an extension in January. He has now joined the Bianconeri and adds to the long list of free transfers the Italian champions have signed over the years. He’s in good company, that’s for sure.
The Frenchman will sign a contract that will see him earn an impressive €7 million a year with a €10 million signing on fee.
The acquisition of Rabiot on a free transfer may signal the end of the Bianconeri’s pursuit of former midfielder Paul Pogba, who’s £150 million asking price may be too much for the Italian champions.
Rabiot’s exit from the Parc Des Princes is not short of controversy, with a handful of high profile incidents making people question the midfielder’s attitude and desire rather than his talent.
Turning up late to training, liking social media posts celebrating his side’s defeat and going to a nightclub after being knocked out of the Champions League don’t exactly set a precedent for a strong working relationship between new manager Maurizio Sarri and the rebellious French international. Only time will tell if he is a success or not for the Old Lady.
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