According to L’Equipe, Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has personally contacted Adrien Rabiot in recent days to discuss a potential summer transfer to the club.

Erik ten Hag has contacted Adrien Rabiot personally in recent days over a summer transfer to Manchester United.

United are reportedly making a big push to secure the free transfer of Rabiot, whose contract with Juventus expires at the end of the current season. Although Juventus coach Max Allegri would like to extend Rabiot’s contract, the midfielder is hesitant due to the club’s uncertainty regarding potential points penalties, expulsion from European competition, and Allegri’s own future. United sees Rabiot as a top target to partner Casemiro in midfield and has been impressed with his performance this season, having scored 11 goals in all competitions.

Rabiot was close to joining Man Utd in the summer

Rabiot close to joining Man Utd

Last summer, Adrien Rabiot was in advanced negotiations with Manchester United, and the transfer was close to completion. It is reported that Juventus and United agreed on a transfer fee of €18 million plus €6 million in add-ons. However, the transfer fell through as Rabiot requested a significant salary increase, which was deemed excessive by United. His mother and agent, Veronique, were blamed for asking for a huge signing-on bonus. As a result, United opted to purchase Real Madrid’s Casemiro for over €70 million instead. Rabiot could potentially join United on a free transfer a year later. He showcased his talent at the World Cup in December, playing a crucial role in France’s journey to the final, which they ultimately lost on penalties to Argentina after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

By Lylla

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