Manchester City are interested in Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to agent Vincenzo Morabito.
The France international has been linked with a number of clubs in England, including Arsenal and Manchester United, but in an interview with Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Morabito claimed that the 25-year-old was on City’s list of targets, although the player is not interested in moving:
“The Frenchman is on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City target list. But he will not leave Juventus.”
Morabito does have a lot of connections in Italy but supporters on Twitter are very sceptical about the claim that City are pursuing Rabiot:
can't even lace Rodri's boots
— Jann-Fiete Arp (@ArpJann) March 6, 2021
Rabiot is not city material, trust me. He can't even hold down a spot in a terrible Juventus midfield. Juve will sell him tho.
— Mizzy (@ManchesterMike_) March 6, 2021
Don’t believe this … Rodri playing well at the moment
— Paul Diyaolu (@DiyaoluPaul) March 6, 2021
Do we even need him 😭😭😭
— Kavin (@KavinDeBruyne17) March 6, 2021
— Tapiwa Ngara B💙 (@TapiwaOzil1) March 6, 2021
— Adam Cowan (@adamccowan_) March 6, 2021
United can have him
— Remy (@Remysenpaii) March 6, 2021
City needs a CF not this
— Naylor Ampiah (@ampiah_naylor) March 6, 2021
Pls not. He would make the team worst.
— LeBron/Messi 🐐 Fan from🇩🇪 (@GGooner1886) March 6, 2021
Rabiot actually spent a brief spell with City as a youth player back in 2008 before he returned to France and made his name at Paris Saint-Germain.
The midfielder moved to Juventus on a free transfer in 2019 and has been a regular in the Serie A champions’ first-team over the past two seasons. As some fans have rightly pointed out, though, midfield is not exactly an area that manager Pep Guardiola is short of numbers.