Everton have joined Arsenal in the pursuit of wantaway Juventus star Adrien Rabiot.
As reported by Le10 Sport, Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot may be on the move this summer and has attracted interest from the Premier League in the form of Arsenal and Everton.
Rabiot moved to Juventus in the summer of 2019 in a free transfer after he refused to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
However, this move has not exactly panned out as either party would have wanted. In the 17 games he has played in Serie A, Rabiot has neither scored or assisted. Moreover, he completes a mere 0.4 key passes per game.
Touted as one of the best prospects in his position no more than two years ago, the 25-year-old has been placed on the transfer market by the Bianconeri. He still has enough time to rediscover his best form and could do so in the Premier League.
On paper, Arsenal’s midfield is inarguably the worst among the top 6 clubs with players like Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira underperforming massively.
The Gunners signed Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid prior to the season, but he has failed to leave a mark for the club. Furthermore, he had been out of favour in the early days of Mikel Arteta’s tenure and will, in all probability, return to Spain in June.
Matteo Guendouzi remains the only consistent midfielder at the club and he too has had problems with Arteta. Hence, Rabiot would seamlessly fit at the club and could play in multiple roles like the box-to-box midfielder mould he played at PSG or the deep lying playmaker position he dons at Juventus.
However, a move to Everton could turn out to be better for the Rabiot, who first broke into Les Parisiens’ first-team when Carlo Ancelotti was in charge at the club.
Everton are brewing something special since the appointment of Don Carlo and the Frenchman could be pivotal in this squad overhaul, partnering Andre Gomes in the double pivot. Moreover, Rabiot could serve as a mentor to Tom Davies who has very similar traits.
Rabiot is still young and quite talented and would easily slot in at either of the two aforementioned clubs who desperately need him. However, they’ll have to cough up over €30 million for the ex-PSG superstar, as per the report. It remains to be seen where the Frenchman ends up come next season.