Longoni: Moncada and Ibrahimovic working on ‘not impossible’ Rabiot deal

By Oliver Fisher -

Journalist Andrea Longoni has claimed that AC Milan are pushing to try and pull off the surprise signing of Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer.

It was MilanNews who first reported yesterday afternoon that Milan had lodged an enquiry with Rabiot’s entourage, given that his contract with Juventus is expiring and there is the need to add another midfielder.

Rabiot is currently away with the French national team – along with Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez and Olivier Giroud – at the European Championship but must soon resolve his future given his expiring deal.

During a column for MilanNews, Andrea Longoni gave an update on Milan’s reported pursuit of the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder and he confirmed that talks are underway over a coup that is ‘not impossible’.

“Adrien Rabiot should also be monitored: not easy due to economic reasons, but not impossible as many believe. The contact between Moncada and mother Veronique is destined to continue: the hope is that the Frenchman does not receive offers that cannot be refused from other clubs.

“Ibra, who played with him at PSG, also really likes the character and leadership component that he could bring. Because, let’s be clear, this team lacks experience as well as leaders and drivers: the management is aware of this and will try to intervene.”

Tags AC Milan Adrien Rabiot

12 Comments

  1. He is a good player but if he is asking for 7 million or more over 3 years and on top of that a signing fee which will be at least another 5 million I don’t know if he is worth it. Rather spend that money on a younger player.

    1. According to you the overall cost would be 26m, you can not tell me the guy is not worth 26m, wages and signing on fee included.

      Especially if Emerson Royle may cost more

    2. ^ exactly, just signing fee for any average player nowadays is 20mil+, not to mention they would also ask for quite heavy salary when they would join a club like Milan.

      If these news are true then it might really be a great deal, Rabiot for “free” for 3 years can really increase team’s quality and also provide some leadership to the young folks

      1. Exactly. While I’d prefer Pierre Højbjer as a player Rabiot on a free transfer would be “more economic”. Plus he knows Serie A like his own pockets so there would be zero risks.

        1. Rabiot is experienced in Serie A, CL and on the International stage. With France he always stays back when Theo darts forward to cover for him. In the Juve of the past few years he was often one of their best performing players.

          He would be very useful.Gotta keep that French core intact. Maybe that entices Theo to stay.

          (I don’t know why, but I’m more concerned with Theo leaving than Leao.)

  2. This is just Rabiot’s agent realising Juve are rebuilding their midfield and trying to make Madrid think he has other options, is my guess. Nothing in it.

  3. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha …… as if rabiot’s agent mother will ever accept or even consider the slimy, stupid, clumsy and ridiculous way furlani, moncada and ibra handle the purchase of new players by milan!!!!! If rabiot asks for an annual pay of, say,
    €8million, they wiĺl offer only €4 million and insist on this amount for the next ten years!!!!!

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