Liverpool reportedly have their eyes on Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot and could look to launch a transfer move for him during the upcoming summer window.
As things stand, the 27-year-old’s contract at Juventus is set to expire in the summer, meaning that unless he signs a new deal with the Italian club, he’d be able to join a new side as a free agent at the end of the season.
This has now led to the player popping up on the radars of some of England’s biggest clubs ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.
The report adds that the two Manchester clubs are also eyeing Rabiot and that it would take a significant deal to land the Frenchman’s signature this summer, despite him potentially being available as a free agent.
Amid interest from Manchester United, journalist Pete O’Rourke wrote: “Liverpool are also monitoring his situation as they plan a midfield overhaul. He wouldn’t be the only arrival, however, with James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all set to leave Anfield for free.
“The big conundrum for interested clubs is likely to be his wage demands. I’m told he will want a “huge” deal in order to leave Juventus for free this summer.”
Since then, the midfielder has made 158 appearances for the Italian club in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and delivering eight assists.
Would you take Adrien Rabiot at Liverpool on a free transfer?
For example, across his 21 Serie A appearances, the former PSG star has the highest number of carries into the final third of the pitch (37) at Juventus as well as the third-highest combined total of tackles and interceptions (56) at the club, which backs up what his national manager had to say about him.
With all of that in mind, if the Reds are willing to offer the sort of deal that the player would be willing to sign, this and the opportunity to play for a club like Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp would surely put them in a good position to bring Rabiot to Anfield.