Rabiot unlikely to sign extension as Premier League interest grows

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As the clock ticks down on Adrien Rabiot's contract with Juventus, speculation grows over the French midfielder's next move. With his deal expiring in June 2024 and his long-held desire to play in the Premier League, Rabiot stands at a career crossroads.

Financial factors weigh heavily on Juventus as they consider offering Rabiot an extension. Recent tax law changes in Italy now put the potential cost of a new Rabiot deal around €18 million. This represents a major stumbling block for the cash-strapped giants.

However, Giovanni Albanese suggest Rabiot may yet re-sign on his current €7 million per year salary. His strong rapport with coach Max Allegri, who convinced him to join from PSG back in 2019, could swing things in Juve's favor. But the Premier League still calls to Rabiot.

His consistent midfield performances have caught the eyes of England's elite. In 22 appearances this term, the dynamic Rabiot has scored 4 and assisted 3 - stellar numbers for a box-to-box operator. Valued at €40 million, he blends physical power with technical quality at the prime age of 28.

Among his Premier League suitors, Manchester United and Newcastle lead the race. United retain a long-held interest in Rabiot from previous transfer windows. Newcastle's newfound financial clout also positions them as contenders for his signature.

With Euro 2024 on the horizon, Adrien Rabiot may wait until after the tournament before deciding his next step. A standout showing for France would intensify the Premier League's interest and maximize his salary demands.

For now, Rabiot's future remains up in the air. While his Juventus affinity runs deep, the lure of England and concerns over Juve's financial restraints could yet see him depart Turin next summer. Wherever he lands, few midfielders in Europe generate as much intrigue as the talented Adrien Rabiot.