- France international was about to hit free agency
- Red Devils wanted him at Old Trafford
- New Juventus deal signed on Tuesday
WHAT HAPPENED? The France international has registered on the Red Devils’ recruitment radar for some time now, with efforts made to take him to Old Trafford on a regular basis. Interest had been rekindled in 2023, but a familiar theme has played out. Rabiot has renewed his contract with Juve for one more year, which will see him remain on their books until the end of the 2023-24 season.
WHAT THEY SAID: Juventus have released a statement confirming the news, which reads: "Juventus and Adrien Rabiot together again! Adrien renews until 30 June 2024 and is ready to experience more emotions with the black and white shirt. The story is not finished, we still have roads to go side by side and we are ready to continue running together towards our goals. Congratulations, Adrienne!"
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Corriere dello Sport reported that, despite having an offer on the table from England, Rabiot reached an agreement with Juve at the start of the week. His mother, who also acts as his agent, held positive discussions in Saint Tropez before the final paperwork was signed on Tuesday.
AND WHAT'S MORE: Rabiot had been due to become a free agent at the end of June, with United alerted to his potential availability once more, but an offer of €7 million (£6m/$8m) over the course of a one-year deal convinced the 28-year-old that he should remain in Turin for at least another 12 months.
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WHAT NEXT? Rabiot figured prominently for Juve last season, scoring 11 goals and providing six assists across 48 appearances in all competitions, and will remain an important part of Massimiliano Allegri’s plans as United boss Erik ten Hag is forced to turn his attention elsewhere in pursuit of midfield reinforcements.