A number of clubs in the Premier League, including Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal, amongst others, have been presented with the option to sign France international Adrien Rabiot.
The midfielder for the French national team is 27 years old, but he has already garnered a lot of attention with his exceptional play for France in the World Cup in Qatar.
Rabiot has been an integral part of the reigning champions’ success throughout the campaign; however, he was unable to play in Wednesday’s triumph over Morocco due to a sickness that appears to have been triggered by the air conditioning at the team’s headquarters in Doha. The competition concluded with Morocco’s elimination.
Both France and Argentina are looking to win their third World Cup, therefore it is imperative for both sides that their key players remain healthy enough to compete in the championship game on Sunday.
On the domestic front, it is quite likely that Rabiot will leave company with the Italian club Juventus at the end of the current season, when his contract would have ended and he will be free to pursue other opportunities.
According to 90min, a number of Premier League clubs have shown interest in signing the midfielder as a free agent. This interest has been voiced by the clubs.
Despite the fact that Manchester United was unable to acquire Rabiot during their previous attempt to do so in the summer, it has been stated that the club is still interested in doing so.
It has been reported that Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham have all been in regular contact with the player’s representatives discussing the possibility of reaching an agreement to purchase the player’s services.
The player’s services have been offered to Spanish powerhouses Barcelona in the meanwhile as well.
It has been claimed in a variety of Italian media outlets that Rabiot wants his next club to provide him a deal with an annual salary of 10 million euros.
On the other hand, sources have indicated to 90Minutes that he would be willing to accept a lower compensation for the “right footballing project.”
Despite the fact that a transfer to Spain is not completely out of the question, Rabiot has suggested that the Premier League is the place that he would love to end up in.
I have never tried to hide the fact that one of my professional ambitions is to play professionally in England. That yearning is still present within me. According to what he said, “the Premier League is where I’d like to see my career go.”
Diogo Dalot gets at the Manchester United practice facility early
Diogo Dalot has immediately returned to the Manchester United Carrington training center after suffering a World Cup injury.
The Manchester Evening News has it that Dalot reported at Carrington on Friday morning, just six days after Portugal was defeated by Morocco in the quarterfinals.
Due to what seemed to be a hamstring injury, Dalot had to be taken out of the game in the 79th minute. The United medical staff will evaluate him today as part of his recovery.
However, United players who were eliminated from the World Cup in the round of eight are expected to report for practice on Monday. The diligent Dalot is back three days early.
The 23-year-old had not experienced an injury prior to being removed at the Al Thumama Stadium for more than two years. He has started 20 of United’s 21 games so far this season. Dalot was only absent from the triumph at Fulham on November 13 due to his ban.
United is about to activate Dalot’s one-year contract extension, which will keep him with the team until 2024, and the Portuguese player is likely to get a bigger deal.
Dalot has attracted interest from Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and Roma in addition to Barcelona since his season-long loan with AC Milan in 2020–21.
United boss Erik ten Hag identified Dalot last week as one of the World Cup performers who had impressed him. I’m quite impressed with how well our players are playing and how in excellent shape they are based on what I’ve observed so far.
“We’ve already talked about Casemiro, but Bruno is having a great World Cup so far. Digo performed admirably in both contests.
Portugal lost to South Korea in the group stage and Switzerland in the round of 16 while Dalot started three of the team’s five games there.