Newcastle United are in pole position to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot after edging out Chelsea in the race to sign him, according to reports.
The Magpies are looking to flex their freshly injected financial muscles this summer and the first order of business appears to be outbidding their Premier League rivals for a long-term goal. Clever stuff.
Rabiot, who spent seven years at PSG before moving to Turin in 2019, has been linked with English clubs for years and could finally secure his move with Newcastle keen to add experience and expertise to their squad. before a potentially revolutionary window for them. .
According to the Italian outlet Corriere Dello SportRabiot could be available for as little as £13million, so it’s likely the real bidding war will be in the wages department.
Chelsea are free to spend again with Todd Boehly’s £4.25billion takeover now confirmed, and the American has hinted he will gladly spend the money this summer after pledging to ” acquiring the best talent” in his first official statement to the club’s fans earlier. this week.
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Although a move to Stamford Bridge might seem tempting, Rabiot won’t be short of competition for a place in Chelsea’s midfield two, especially with the return of Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour to the club.
Rabiot also has a history with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel from their time together at PSG – and not a pleasant one – so the Newcastle project is likely to be a bit more appealing.
The stylish Frenchman – who spent a few months at Manchester City’s academy – would bring a wealth of experience with him to St James’ Park, and the fact that he is only 27 means his best years are arguably behind him.
Moreover, his versatility will be useful, especially in a midfield which – Bruno Guimaraes aside – lacks a bit of substance and creativity.