PSG News: Rabiot to decide his own future

1 year ago

In the latest PSG news, boss Thomas Tuchel says it is up to Adrien Rabiot where he wants to play next season.

Rabiot has been persistently linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes this summer after reports claimed that he is unhappy at the club.

He had a fantastic first half of the season and looked a certainty to be part of France’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but his form tailed off towards the end of the season and he lost his place in the side.

Rabiot did not get called up for the World Cup by Didier Deschamps, refusing to even be on the stand-by list, as France went on to lift the trophy following a 4-2 beating of Croatia in the final.

Since then, Rabiot has reportedly expressed his frustration at missing out on the tournament and has been the subject of a bid from Barcelona.

The Spanish giants will reportedly offer PSG 40 million euros for the 23-year-old, as they look to fill the void left by Paulinho, who returned to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande on a season-long loan deal.

Barca legend Xavi has already stated he would love the move to happen, while new signing Clement Lenglet says he wants his compatriot to join him at the Nou Camp.

The signing of Rabiot would make the Blaugrana look ominously strong, with Betfair installing Ernesto Valverde’s men as 5/6 favourites to retain the La Liga title.

Despite the fact Rabiot captained PSG to a 3-1 friendly loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday, Tuchel remains uncertain of his future at the club.

“Of course I would love him to stay. Everyone has seen his potential and there’s still room to grow,” Tuchel told reporters.

“In relation to his contract situation, he’s the one who has the last word. Everything depends on him.

“He can stay and adapt to our style or leave the club and try a new experience.”