Liverpool have joined Premier League rivals in the race for Juventus star Adrien Rabiot
According to Football Insider’s sources, Liverpool have joined the competition for the services of Adrien Rabiot, a star midfielder with the Italian club Juventus, as they design an overhaul of their midfield this summer.
It is said that the Merseysiders are aiming to acquire at least two new midfielders and perhaps three new midfielders. This is due to the fαct that Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and possibly James Milner are all planning to depart Anfield on a free transfer.
Football Insider made public on Monday (6 March) that rivαl clubs Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in signing Rabiot, who will be 27 years old when his current deal with Juventus expires in June. It is reported that Liverpool are interested in the French international because a free move would allow the club to free up finances for an A-list signing such as Moises Caicedo or Jude Bellingham.
But, in order to capitalize on his status as a free agent, Rabiot is said to be seeking a “big” contract, according to people close to the player.
It has been stated that he makes a wage of roughly 145,000 euros per week at Turin; therefore, a pay raise is within the purview of Liverpool, despite the fαct that their salary expenditure for the previous season was just discovered to be £366 million. Rabiot, whose current deal expires at the conclusion of the current campaign, has made it known to the public that he wants to play in the Champions League. Nevertheless, Juventus is currently 12 points behind the top four teams in Serie A.
The central midfielder also disclosed that he has not had any discussions about extending his current deal with the Old Lady.
Both of Manchester’s clubs have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League this season, and with their recent run of success, Liverpool is now only three points behind the top four teams in the Premier League. During his time with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, Rabiot earned a total of seven league titles. He was also an integral part of the French national team that ended in second place in the 2022 World Cup.
During the current campaign, he has started every game for Juventus and has contributed to seven goals and two assists in a total of 29 matches.
Fabinho thinks Roberto Firmino should “stay at Liverpool forever”
Firmino joined the Reds in 2016, and since then, he has won every title there is to win with the team, with the exception of the Europa League. He has also been an essential component of the playing system that has been so successful.
After the encounter against Man United, Jürgen Klopp reveαled that Firmino will be going. Only two days before, Florian Plettenberg of Sky Deutschland was the one who broke the story.
The Brazilian, in his role as a deep No. 9, has worked tirelessly for the benefit of his teammates, and Fabinho, another Brazilian, does not want him to leave the team. According to Fabinho, who was speaking to ESPN Brasil, “He’s a person that, for me, should stay at Liverpool forever.”
In addition, Firmino’s countryman stated, “Bobby is a really unique individual. It’s nice to have someone like him on the squad. Everyone has a positive opinion of him.
Since my arrivαl, [he] has been of utmost importance.
And I don’t want to talk too much about the future; instead, I think we should try to make the most of the remaining few months we have with him here.
As Firmino embarks on his farewell tour, Liverpool supporters will have a lengthy opportunity to sαy their goodbyes to the 31-year-old player, which is an experience they did not have with Sadio Mane.
But, his final games won’t be serving as testimonials for him. The remaining matches for Liverpool’s push to qualify for the Champions League come with a significant amount of pressure attached to them. This is a competition that Firmino has excelled in for Liverpool, as he has scored 22 goals in 56 games played thus far and, of course, won the final in 2019.
But, the fans’ admiration for him is not solely based on the fαct that he is a talented football player.
The spectators and those who are around the training facility are appreciative of the positive attitude displayed by the Brazilian.
Fabinho shared his thoughts, sαying, “I don’t know if the situation can still change, but we joke with him a little bit.” Let’s take advantage of the fαct that we still have this player with us because he is a one-of-a-kind individual.
This won’t be the final tribute that comes Bobby’s way, that’s for sure!