If several reports coming out of the Catalan media are to be believed, Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain will join Barcelona.
The 23-year-old’s contract at Parc des Princes expires next summer and he won’t be signing an extension.
The front page of Saturday’s edition of Sport claims it is a ‘decisive moment’ as the La Liga winners are set to submit an offer for him next week.
Ernesto Valverde’s side will offer him a five-year contract worth €10m per season plus an addition €10m as a signing on bonus, taking the overall deal to €60m.
The Blaugrana have already agreed the deal verbally, but will only put it in writing only after December 31st, so that PSG can’t prove Barcelona tapped the player up.
After the Ligue 1 winners president Nasser Al Khelafi banned Rabiot from playing more, Thomas Tuchel has now blocked him from entering the dressing room.
The situation has allowed to Barca to probe the possibility of signing the Frenchman in the mid-season transfer window and it’s stated Les Parisiens could allow him leave for €5m, which sounds very on the low side.
Barcelona are in no panic to bring the PSG contract rebel in the winter market, but they don’t want to lose the player and if Denis Suarez is sold in January, it will open a space in the squad to incorporate Rabiot.
Should this happen, it will help the player to settle well and be prepared for the next season.