Barcelona is expressing interest in Adrien Rabiot, Juventus and the France national team midfielder, who will be out of contract in the summer.
Barcelona’s summer spending power and salary limit remain uncertain. However, they aim to explore the free-agent market. Adrien Rabiot, a previous target, is among the notable players out of contract this summer.
Adrien Rabiot, the ex-Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, has excelled at Juventus in the last two years after an uncertain start. While negotiations for a new deal with Juventus are ongoing, Barcelona, who had pursued Rabiot previously, are reportedly interested in securing him on a free transfer, as per Esport 3 via Football Italia.
Securing a deal for Rabiot won’t be straightforward, given the involvement of his demanding agent and mother, Veronique. It is anticipated that Rabiot will make a decision only towards the end of the season.
Barcelona faces challenges despite the advantages of acquiring a quality player like Rabiot. Without Xavi Hernandez to pitch the project, a significant persuasive tool is lost. Additionally, Barcelona currently lacks a player who can effectively shield the defense, especially with a midfield already featuring strong options for attacking and midfield roles. Rabiot appears to align more with the latter role.