Juventus are looking to strike a swap deal with Arsenal involving French international midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Hector Bellerin.
THE LOWDOWN: LEAVING
Rabiot started 28 of his side’s Serie A games last season, but with just a year left on his current, he could be shipped off before he leaves on a free in 2023.
Manchester United have been previously linked with the midfield ace as Erik ten Hag aims to boost his midfield options to make up for the losses of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
The report goes on to state that sources close to him speak of a player who has found his love for the game again after some tough times with the Gunners – on and off the pitch. And Juventus are looking to take full advantage.
THE LATEST: SWAP DEAL
According to Calciomercatoweb.it, Juventus are looking for market solutions to get rid of Adrien Rabiot.
The midfielder has fallen out of favour in Turin and will be offloaded in the ongoing summer transfer window.
The Italian giants are actively looking for suitors for Rabiot, and are expected to cash in if the right offer arrives.
The Turin outfit have been on the market for a right-back for quite some time now, as Massimiliano Allegri looks to find an upgrade over Danilo and Juan Cuadrado.
They have been linked with a move for various right-backs throughout the past year, with Bellerin emerging as one of the candidates.
THE VERDICT: GOOD MOVE FOR BOTH PARTIES
With Arsenal on the lookout for a new midfielder this summer, and their wish to offload the Spanish right-back, this is a potential deal that could be good for both parties.
Rabiot could be exactly the type of player the Gunners need – someone who can bring guile and elegance to central midfield, playing key passes but also providing a combative presence.
Previously hailed as a “complete player” by Andrea Pirlo, speaks volumes to the kind of abilities the Saint-Maurice-born playmaker possesses.
He has made 227 and 129 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, respectively, which says a lot about his international pedigree and European experience around the continent, and he also has 29 caps showing he is a pivotal figure for Didier Deschamps’ world champions.
The 27-year-old is influential both in and out of possession. He ranks in the 74th percentile of midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues for progressive carries per 90 minutes, helping his team get up the pitch, while he also ranks in the top 20 percentile for pressures, tackles and blocks.
The £15.3m-rated Juve man would certainly represent a very commendable signing, considering his quality, winning mentality and experience.