If the new reports coming from Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) are true, Everton have taken an interest in Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot and could try and acquire his services in January.
Carlo Ancelotti is looking to add some additional quality into his midfield and Rabiot seems like a good match for the Toffees.
The same reports state that Everton would be willing to pay for a loan deal that could cost around €5m (£4.24m) until the end of the season, cover the midfielder’s wages entirely, and then insert an option-to-buy clause for the summer if the deal works out.
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On the surface whole, it does seem like a deal the Bianconeri would be wise to consider but Corriere dello Sport, as relayed by Sport Witness, claim they are against his departure.
But the report claims their stance could change as the month goes on.
And looking at the situation as a whole, maybe it should.
Currently, there are seven midfielders in Juventus’ squad and seeing how he has only managed to muster 801 minutes up until this point in 2019/20 across all competitions, it’s safe to say that Rabiot is experiencing some difficulties settling in Italy.
Considering we’re still talking about a player who can only boast with 13 games for the Bianconeri in total, it’s too early to label him a flop but a loan deal could be ideal for him.
If he blossoms at Everton in the Premier League, it could prompt Ancelotti to keep him thus ensuring Juve get some sort of a profit, seeing how he arrived in Turin as a free agent.
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Of course, there’s also a possibility that he’ll fail under Ancelotti’s stern hand, in which case he’d be back to square one upon his return in Turin.
Granted, despite a slow start to the season, Rabiot has been used more often in recent weeks, starting and finishing their last three Serie A games and playing 85 minutes in their final group stage Champions League clash.
It remains to be seen whether Sarri decides he has a place in the team or not.
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