Everton and Newcastle United target Adrien Rabiot will be made available by Juventus in the summer, according to reports.
Rabiot has struggled for form in recent months for the Italian giants. Despite this, the French midfielder has still been an important player for the Old lady, making 38 appearances across all competitions. However, it now seems Juventus are preparing to move on, with England a possible next destination for Rabiot.
According to Calciomercato, Juventus are prepared to listen to offers for his services once the transfer window opens.
This is positive news for Everton and Newcastle fans, with both clubs being linked to Rabiot recently.
Everton first expressed an interest when Carlo Ancelotti was manager of the club. The Toffees have also made contact with Juventus over Rabiot’s transfer status in recent months.
Despite this, Newcastle are reportedly favourites to land the star in the summer. With another season inside the top-flight now looking likely, the Saudi-backed owners will be hopeful Newcastle can attract some top talent for the next campaign.
Since his 2019 move from Paris Saint-Germain, the 27-year-old has struggled for consistency in his performances.
Rabiot also has just over a year left on his contract, and the recent reports suggest it is unlikely he will be signing a new deal.
That being said, clubs may find themselves presented with the opportunity to land the 26-cap France international at a cut price.
However, no exact figure has been offered by Juventus as to how much they would consider for Rabiot.
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Longstaff encouraged to leave Newcastle by club legend
Meanwhile, a potential midfielder making room for Rabiot at Newcastle is Sean Longstaff.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Magpies. Now, he has been encouraged by a club legend to do so.
Former Newcastle man Warren Barton has stated that he believes a move away from St.James’ Park may be best to revive his career.
Speaking to Chronicle Live, Barton also insisted that he would still be sad to see him leave.
Barton said: “If you’re asking me if I was his agent and maybe for his career, it might be better for him to move. It might help kickstart his career.
“Probably two-and-a-half years ago, people were talking about him being one of the best players in his position. They were saying he was very similar to Michael Carrick.
“He’s not Michael Carrick by a long way, but he’s in that mould.
“He’s tall, he’s elegant, he can play, he’s got a good personality.”