We have been linked with PSG star Adrien Rabiot for quite some time now (via the Daily Mail), with Arsene Wenger known to be a fan.
We may now be clear to sign the 20-year-old midfielder, with his mother confirming that he was likely to be heading for the exit this summer.
“Adrien wants to have a career at PSG,” said Veronique Rabiot, as quoted by the Metro.
“But it’s not possible. Are PSG trying to tarnish Adrien because we have asked for a transfer?
“If Adrien leaves PSG, he is not leaving for the sake of leaving, he is leaving in order to play.”
We are badly in need of reinforcements in midfield, with Francis Coquelin currently our only real option in the holding role. Mathieu Flamini looks destined for Galatasaray (via talkSPORT) and Mikel Arteta arguably not the type of player we need in that position.
Rabiot could prove an excellent acquisition, and would be a superb understudy to his compatriot Coquelin. We can’t expect the 23-year-old to play every game of the season, and bringing in a youngster – albeit an experienced and established one – could be just what we need.
He and his mother are both clearly unhappy with the way he has been treated at PSG, and an exit from the Ligue 1 champions looks inevitable. Arsene Wenger is known for giving youth a chance, so Arsenal could be the perfect club for Rabiot.