Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of French international, Adrien Rabiot. The Turin based Giant let it known that they have no intention of letting Rabiot go in January and have been happy with the progress he has made in Turin since his switch from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer.
Indeed, Rabiot has made 12 appearances in all competitions for the Bianconeri in 2019-20, five of those coming from the start in Serie A.
Despite him not being a regular starter, however, Rabiot has the full backing of the club’s staff who have been impressed with his contributions to date, particularly in a role on the right side of a midfield three.
He started three of the club’s last five matches before the winter break, missing the two defeats to Lazio which came either side of victories over Bayer Leverkusen, Udinese, and Sampdoria.
Emre Can, another of Rabiot’s midfield rivals, is facing an uncertain future at Juve having been omitted from the club’s Champions League roster, further strengthening the Frenchman’s position in the squad.
The 24-year-old, who left PSG on a free transfer in somewhat acrimonious circumstances, is contracted with the Serie A champions until 2023, with there being no pressure on Juve’s part to sell.