Speculation regarding the future of Paris St Germain midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, has dominated the headlines over the last week.
The French midfielder has developed into a key player for the Parisians but has less than one year remaining on his deal with the club. PSG were desperate to secure his future, but reports suggest that Rabiot has no intention of penning a new contract. The 23-year-old was described as ‘desperate’ to leave his current employers and faces the prospect of being frozen out until the end of the season.
Naturally, Rabiot has been linked with a move to the Premier League. A reunion with Unai Emery at Arsenal has been mooted with Aaron Ramsey set to leave on a free while Tottenham also view the France international as a long-term replacement for Moussa Dembele. Liverpool have also reportedly registered an interest in bringing Rabiot to Anfield, but would it be a worth their time?
Valued at £45m by Transfermarkt, there is no doubt surrounding Rabiot’s talent, but he would be adding to an already packed Liverpool midfield. Primarily operating as a number six, the Frenchman would be in direct competition with summer signing Fabinho who has impressed the Kop after finally adjusting to life at Anfield. Ahead of him, Jurgen Klopp has the likes of Naby Keita, Gini Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and even Xherdan Shaqiri who can play in a central role. Indeed, Milner and Lallana could be on their way out in the near future, but Rabiot is a player that Klopp will have to keep a close eye on.
The midfielder was dropped by Thomas Tuchel earlier in the season for disciplinary issues, and Rabiot also caused a stir by refusing to be placed on France’s World Cup standby list as he ‘wouldn’t be able to follow the training programme’. Klopp has shown in the past with the likes of Mamadou Sakho that he won’t stand for any nonsense.
The youngster would demand a huge wage packet to move to Merseyside and Klopp would be wise to look elsewhere.
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