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Midfielder Adrien Rabiot makes Premier League ‘come and get me’ plea ahead of World Cup quarter final

The Frenchman is desperate to return to the Premier League

Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has once again pleaded for a move to the Premier League ahead of France’s World Cup quarter-final against England on Saturday evening.

The central midfielder, who has appeared in every one of France’s games so far this tournament as a result of injuries to Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, is out of contract this summer with domestic club Juventus and is yet to renew.

He was close to signing for Manchester United over the summer, only for a deal to fall down when it came to agreeing personal terms, with the Red Devils instead moving to Casemiro to bolster their midfield.

However, ahead of Les Blues’ clash with England on Saturday, he revealed that a move to England was still his dream.

Asked about his short stint in Manchester City’s youth side, the 27-year-old explained that he was yet to rediscover an atmosphere like that found in England.

“It was very good experience. I didn’t do a whole season, though. Everything went well whilst I was there”, he began.

“I have always said that I’d like to play in England in my career. Will it happen at the end of my career in Juventus? I don’t know. But yeah I still have that desire [to play in the Premier League]. I’d like to evolve in the Premier League.”

However, he revealed that he was not in contact with any club at present, but would consider any offers.

“I haven’t got a Premier League team in mind right now. I haven’t chosen a team or anything. It’s a general thing, it’s the championship, it’s the level of play that’s going on, that’s what attracts me most. I think it corresponds to my qualities.”

Along with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have both been linked with a move for the Frenchman, who could be available for a cut-price fee this January.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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