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Everton Among Several Clubs Hoping To Sign This Serie A Midfielder: Right Choice For Ancelotti?

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In a recent report, Tuttosport has mentioned that Everton are among several clubs hoping to sign Juventus midfielder Adrian Rabiot this summer. It is understood that the Turin giants are trying to set up an exchange with the Toffees involving Moise Kean heading in the other direction (via Tuttosport).

Rabiot’s Decent Form In Europe This Season

Rabiot is having a solid season at the Allianz Stadium as he has established himself as a prominent feature in Andrea Pirlo’s first team. The 26-year-old has registered three goals and two assists in 41 appearances for the Italian outfit this term across all fronts.

The 26-year-old has caught the eye with his performances in Europe where he averaged 2.6 tackles, 2.3 interceptions, 0.6 clearances, 1.0 shots and 0.9 key passes per game in the UEFA Champions League this season. Rabiot has been excellent when distributing possession from midfield after making 89.4% of his attempted passes in European football (stats via whoscored).

The former Paris Saint-Germain sensation is playing some of the best football of his playing career at the moment, so Carlo Ancelotti can expect to make the most out of his services if he can find a way to get a deal done for him this summer.

Everton among several clubs hoping to sign Rabiot who is seen in the picture
Photo LaPresse – Fabio Ferrari March 09, 2021 Turin, Italy soccer Juventus Fc vs Porto – Uefa Champions League 2020/2021 -round of 8 – match 2/2 – Allianz Stadium In the pic:Adrien Rabiot Juventus F.C. PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxITAxFRAxCHN Copyright: xFabioxFerrari/LaPressex

Will Rabiot Be The Right Choice For The Toffees?

Rabiot is a moderately paced playmaker who can make some driving runs with the ball towards the opposition penalty box. He can also protect his backline well by reading the danger quickly and disrupting the opponent’s rhythm in the game at the centre of the park.

The Frenchman has even contributed by scoring and setting up some important goals for Juventus. However, he needs to improve his productivity if he wants to become a world-class midfielder in the coming seasons.

Goodison Park could be an ideal home for Rabiot as he will enjoy playing football under Carlo Ancelotti. Plus, he has what it takes to secure a regular starting spot and could propel the Toffees to challenging for UEFA Champions League football over the next few years. Therefore, Rabiot would be a great choice for the Merseyside outfit during this summer transfer period.

At 26, the 14-time France international has still got a lot left in his tank and would add more steel and creativity to Ancelotti’s midfield department. All in all, Rabiot could turn out to be a shrewd signing for Everton, especially if they can land him in exchange for Moise Kean this summer.

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