Adrien Rabiot is about to sign an agreement to join Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in France, despite previous links between the midfielder and Arsenal.
French journalist Geoffroy Garetier was speaking on Canal+ show ‘Late Football Club’, and he revealed that Rabiot is “near” to Real Madrid. The 54-year-old added that “an agreement is about to be signed between the player, his representatives and Real Madrid”.
For those who haven’t been following the situation, Rabiot is in the final few months of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. After he finally rejected an extension in December, the midfielder was dropped from the senior squad, and he’s yet to return four months later.
As a result, there’s no doubt Rabiot will be on the move on a free transfer this summer, the only question is where he’ll end up. Initially, it seemed like he would join Barcelona, until the La Liga club signed Frenkie de Jong in a £65m deal instead.
Then, Arsenal were heavily linked with a deal. The Mirror claimed in an exclusive that Arsenal were ‘keeping tabs’ on Rabiot. They added that Unai Emery is a ‘big fan’ of the 24-year-old, and he’d like a reunion with his former player in North London.
Unfortunately, it seems the Frenchman is set for a switch to Spain after all. There’s nothing stopping him completing a deal at any point from now, as he’s in the final 6 months of his deal, so we should know for sure soon enough.