La Liga side Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on Juvetus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is a free agent in the summer. The Frenchman has yet to pen a contract extension with the Bianconeri, with some reports suggesting he is waiting to see if Juve qualify for next season’s Champions League, before making his decision.
Catalan broadcaster 3Cat shared insights on its Esport3 program, and according to their reports, the French midfielder has captured the attention of the Blaugrana, who areeyeing him for the upcoming season, especially considering that his contract is close to expiring.
Barcelona face a pressing need to strengthen its midfield in the next season, a requirement that was evident even in the recent January transfer window. However, financial constraints linked to Financial Fair Play regulations limited their moves during that period. The upcoming summer promises a different scenario, and Barcelona are positioned as a formidable contender in the race for Rabiot.
Drawing from their recent successful free-agent signings of players like Lewandowski and Gundogan, Barcelona have demonstrated a keen interest in experienced international players available on a free transfer, a category Rabiot perfectly fits into.
While Barcelona are making their moves, Juventus are not entirely out of the picture. The Italian club has been engaged in discussions with Rabiot’s mother, who also serves as his agent, exploring the possibility of extending his contract beyond its current expiration in June. The outcome of these negotiations could significantly impact Rabiot’s decision-making process in the coming months, especially as the current season approaches its conclusion.
The eventual placement of Massimiliano Allegri’s team in the next Champions League could play a crucial role in Rabiot’s final decision.