Manchester United Reopens Free Transfer Talk With Adrien Rabiot

According to transfer guru Romano, the Red Devils are hoping to capture the services of Adrien Rabiot.

Premier League club Manchester United are hoping to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus in a free transfer move, according to a report by Sport Bible. The club’s first priority is Chelsea’s Mason Mount, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is to expire at the end of this season.

Manchester United gaffer Erik ten Hag is likely to take advantage of the situation, and the club is hoping to pay 50 million euros to the Blues for the 24-year-old striker. However, Chelsea is likely to ask for 30 million euros. In case this bill is deemed too expensive for Manchester United, the Red Devils may turn to Adrien, who, despite being a midfielder, could be the striker that United needs at the moment.

Romano’s statement

Speaking to Caught Offside, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano said, "There have been contacts as Manchester United are interested again in Adrien Rabiot. There is no official bid, and Juventus have also made Rabiot a proposal over a new contract, so the player will decide his future soon."

In a tweet, Romano further added, "Manchester United are still interested in Adrien Rabiot after talks collapsed last summer, appreciated by ten Hag. Nothing advanced yet as there are many clubs in the race [Bayern like him] and timing depends on club sales. Juve offered him new deal but still unlikely."

Reacting to the news, many questioned the decision of Hag and Manchester United. One user wrote, "There are definitely better options out there, so I'm hoping Ten Hag sees something in him we don't/can't see, and isn't after him just because he's a free signing."

Another user added, "Let me assume this news is hearsay. We don't need mediocre and finished players playing in the midfield for us. Young, vibrant, and energetic players who can press high up the pitch would be appreciated."

For the record, last season too, Manchester United tried to sign the French player, but the two parties failed to agree on personal terms.