Arsenal and Barcelona are reportedly monitoring the situation of Adrien Rabiot, who could be on his way out of Juventus soon.
According to a report by TransferMarketWeb, Juventus are open to the prospect of parting ways with Adrien Rabiot. Arsenal and Barcelona have been keeping track of his situation at the Allianz Stadium, although it is not clear whether they are prepared to lodge bids for him soon.
Rabiot joined Juventus from PSG on a free transfer in the summer of 2019, having refused to put pen to paper on a new deal, which led to an acrimonious exit from Parc des Princes. His stint with the Bianconeri, though, has not panned out as planned, with the Frenchman struggling to nail down his spot in midfield.
Things have been much improved this season, with Rabiot missing just three games when available. However, it now looks like the 25-year-old could soon be made surplus to requirements, which could be thanks in part to the impact made by Weston McKennie. His situation has alerted several clubs, with Arsenal and Barcelona keeping tabs on him.
The interest from Arsenal is somewhat puzzling, considering they need someone to boost their creativity and not a box-to-box midfielder. To that end, a move for Rabiot might not make sense, although if Dani Ceballos ends up leaving the club, Rabiot could well be a viable replacement option.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are in the market for a midfielder, with Georginio Wijnaldum touted to be inching closer to joining them. However, if Liverpool succeed in tying the Dutchman down to a new contract, the Catalan giants would need an alternative, making Rabiot an option worth considering for Barcelona.
Apart from Arsenal and Barcelona, Leicester City have also monitored the situation of Rabiot, as per the report. It has been suggested that Juventus are looking to part ways with Sami Khedira and Federico Bernardeschi soon, but if they receive appropriate bids, they will be open to selling Rabiot.
TransferMarketWeb claim that Rabiot is valued around €25 million, which might not be restrictive for either Arsenal or Barcelona, despite their well documented financial woes. What now remains to be seen is if the two European bigwigs do follow up on their interest in the French midfielder with an offer or if some other club emerges in his pursuit.