Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has stated that midfielder Adrien Rabiot is an important part of the club’s first-team plans.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window, but speaking out about the 24-year-old’s future, Paratici made it clear that the player’s future lies in Turin:
“Rabiot arrived here after not playing for eight months. It’s only natural on a physical level he should take time to adapt. He paid the price for that, but he has done well when used.”
“We are confident, he is an important player and a guarantee for Juve, not a question mark or a doubt. We have an important squad, with a lot of competition for places, and that’s how it should be at this level.”
Rabiot may have only started six league games this season, but he has actually been named in the first eleven for the club’s last four games in all competitions, including the 4-0 win over Cagliari last night.
It appears manager Maurizio Sarri has found a place for him in his starting line up, with the former Chelsea boss opting to start FOUR central midfielders in yesterday’s comprehensive victory.
Whether that is sustainable in the long term, we shall have to wait and see, but his regular game time for Juve will make it unlikely that he’ll be moving to the Emirates.