Everton and Manchester United are ‘possible destinations’ for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot this summer, although the finances involved make a deal difficult.
Rabiot arrived at the Serie A side last summer on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain, in a deal that was widely considered a market coup for them.
His first year at the club has not been a successful one, though, with insiders in Turin labelling him a ‘mysterious object’.
Tuttmercatoweb explain that while the ‘technical and physical’ qualities are all undeniably there, questions remain about his ‘attitude’ and ‘desire’ which have not been at the required levels.
As a result, Juve are now considering letting him leave, and his most likely destination is the Premier League, where clubs are observing the situation.
Arsenal are the first to move with a ‘certain conviction’, but they are not the only ones interested, with Everton and Manchester United both described as ‘possible destinations’.
Both clubs have been linked on several occasions already in recent months, with Everton thought to be keen via Carlo Ancelotti and Manchester United named as the Frenchman could be used in a deal for Paul Pogba.
However, TMW explain that even if both clubs are genuinely interested in the midfielder, the finances of such a deal make it difficult.
First, there is Rabiot’s wages. He current earns €7m per year mínimum at Juve, while bonuses can take that up to €11m and he would ‘hardly accept wage reductions’ if his past is anything to go by.
Then there’s Juventus’ asking price. They want to make a big profit on Rabiot and have a mínimum €30m fee in mind, meaning any suitors would have to invest at least €60-70m to secure his signature.
That’s a high price for any club to pay, particularly in the current climate where finances have been decimated as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.