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Manchester United: Romano rules out Rabiot January move

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Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Manchester United target Adrien Rabiot is ‘keen’ on a Premier League move in the summer.

The Red Devils reportedly agreed on a deal for the French midfielder last summer, but Erik ten Hag’s side would then fail to agree on personal terms leading to Man United pulling out of the deal per 90min.

Rabiot has three goals and two Serie A assists for Juventus as well as two goals in the Champions League, while his deal with the Italian side runs out in June, making him a free agent in the summer.

Interestingly, the 27-year-old did have a brief spell in England with Manchester City’s youth team.

Speaking on The United Stand, Romano said that Rabiot will stay with Juventus until the end of the season and would be open to playing in England.

He stated: “From what I’m told, Rabiot will stay at Juventus at least until the end of the season. And then he’s out of contact, he’s a free agent in the summer, so can become a big opportunity for many clubs.

“From what I heard, his dream is to play one day in the Premier League – but at the right conditions.

“We know that last summer he had the chance to play in the Premier League with Manchester United, but he wanted an important contract, so there was no agreement on the personal terms.

“But now the player is really keen on a move to Premier League.”

TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…

We believe that picking up Rabiot on a free could be a smart bit of business from Manchester United, as the Frenchman has impressed in Serie A this season.

The 27-year-old, who has been lauded as ‘breathtaking‘, has the fourth-highest average league rating for Juve on Sofascore with 7.2/10, with the Old Lady currently third in Italy’s top flight.

With that in mind, picking him up for absolutely nothing would surely be seen as a steal from the Red Devils, but they could be battling it out with other clubs for his signature.

Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Rabiot in recent times according to reports from Italy, so they could well be in the hunt for his services in the summer.

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