‘This club is a social experiment to see how much fans can take’: Man United supporters fume as links to Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot emerge… as some accuse the club of ‘panicking’ and ‘never learning’
- Man United are reportedly working on a deal to sign Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot
- The club are eager to strengthen their midfield after the loss to Brighton
- Fans have have taken to social media to slam the decision to target Rabiot
Manchester United fans have been left fuming over reports linking the club to Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
As reported by the Athletic, the Frenchman has emerged as a leading option for the Red Devils as they look to add to the squad following the loss to Brighton on Sunday.
The report claims that Erik ten Hag’s team must ‘decide’ whether they want to continue chasing the signing of Rabiot as well as, or instead of, Barcelona‘s Frenkie de Jong, who is their top midfield target.
Manchester United have are reportedly working on a deal to sign Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot
Fans have taken to social media to question the decision to go after Rabiot, with some claiming it would be a panic buy.
One fan wrote, ‘We went from specific targets to getting anyone who’s available on a cut price. Man Utd never learn. Really I’d panic stations.’
Another said: ‘First Arnautovic, Now Rabiot. Why we keep linked with problematic players ? This window is turning into underwhelming one’.
A third fan posted, ‘This club is a social experiment to see how much fans can take before they fu****g jump off a bridge’.
‘Scrambling around like a drunk in an off licence at 11pm. Reminiscent of the glorious summer of 2013. Absolute scandal of a club,’ another United fan said.
Rabiot, 27, is into the last year of his contract with the Italian giants, meaning a team outside Italy could approach to sign him in summer 2023 on a free transfer.
So Juve could be more likely to sell the 29-cap international for less than the market rate rather than lose him for nothing next year.
The 27-year-old french midfielder is into the last year of his contract with the Italian giants
Sportsmail reported in late July that Rabiot was being forced to train with Juventus’ Under-23 side after being left out of their pre-season tour squad due to unspecified ‘personal reasons’, amid transfer interest from French sides PSG and Lyon.
The Serie A outfit have already released Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer and are also keen to offload Rabiot and fellow midfielder Arthur Melo too – and expect to save £18million a year in wages if they all move on.
The three central midfielders are not viewed as part of Juventus’ long-term tactical strategy, following the free transfer of Paul Pogba from Manchester United earlier this month.