Adrien Rabiot has admitted the “Premier League attracts me” amid links with a move to Newcastle United.
What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer news?
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Newcastle are closely monitoring the French international’s situation at Juventus.
With the Serie A giants currently enduring some off-field drama, Newcastle could make a move to sign the midfielder in a cut-price deal. Out of contract in the summer, Juve would reportedly be willing to sell him for around £17m in January as they bid to raise funds.
The 27-year-old is currently away on international duty with France at the World Cup and will almost certainly start against England in Saturday’s huge quarter-final and, clearly, it’s unlikely anything in regards to his future at club level will happen until the tournament is over.
Still, Rabiot – who started his career at Manchester City – will be able to talk to foreign clubs in January and TuttoMercatoWeb (via Newcastle World) recently suggested Newcastle had made a substantial offer.
What has Rabiot said about his future?
Speaking ahead of France’s meeting with England, Rabiot said (via Fabrizio Romano): “Premier League attracts me. I’ve always said I’d like to play there — will it be at the end of my contract at Juve? I don’t know.