According to a report from Manchester Evening News, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reached out to Adrien Rabiot as he sees the French player as a crucial target for the upcoming summer transfer window. Ten Hag has prioritized strengthening the central midfield position after his unsuccessful attempt to sign Frenkie de Jong in the previous year.
Rabiot’s Impressive Run Of Form With Juventus So Far This Season
Adrien Rabiot has been delivering an outstanding performance this season in Turin, showcasing his influence at the heart of Juventus’ midfield. The French midfielder has made a significant impact by scoring eleven goals and providing four assists in 41 matches across various competitions for the Italian club.
Rabiot, who is 27 years old, has been consistently delivering impressive performances at the Allianz Stadium, evidenced by his average of 1.9 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 1.2 clearances, 1.4 shots, 0.9 key passes, and 0.9 dribbles per game in Serie A. Additionally, he has been proficient in distributing possession going forward, completing 83.2% of his attempted passes in the Italian top division (according to stats from whoscored).
Rabiot’s contract with Italian giants expires at the end of this season, and they’re facing financial turmoil, which has forced them to sanction his exit this summer.
What Will He Bring To The Midfield Department At Manchester United?
Adrien Rabiot is widely recognized for his physicality, technical skills, and versatility on the pitch. As a well-rounded midfielder, he can significantly contribute to attack and defence. He can read the game and anticipate his opponent’s moves, enabling him to make crucial interceptions in his half.
The French international’s strong tackling skills and interceptions in the centre of the park make him a reliable defensive presence. Although primarily a box-to-box midfielder, Rabiot can adapt to different roles as a defensive midfielder or even a left-sided wide player if required by his manager.
Rabiot’s commendable goal-scoring and creative abilities from midfield are noteworthy, and he is capable of making powerful runs with the ball towards the opponent’s penalty area. He is a hard-working midfielder, and his physicality and work rate would make him a valuable asset for Erik Ten Hag. We can expect Rabiot to add more bite and steel to the midfield department at Old Trafford. He could form a dominant midfield partnership with Casemiro in the holding midfield positions. Hence, the Red Devils should definitely move in for him at the end of this season.