It has been an ongoing saga that finally looks to be nearing the end. Adrien Rabiot’s future is all but finished at the Parc des Princes after Thomas Tuchel lost his patience with the player a few days ago.
It was reported that the Paris Saint-Germain manager is not going to allow the 23-year-old midfielder to access the changing rooms.
Furthermore he will not be able to use the locker room on match days, according to Gianluca Di Marzio,
Tuchel and Rabiot’s relationship has continued to fall apart after he failed to sign a new deal with the reigning Ligue 1 champions.
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has confirmed that Rabiot does not have a long-term future at the club.
“At this point, no. It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player,” he told Yahoo! Sports.
“The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season.
“For the player, this will have a very clear consequence: he will remain on the bench for an indefinite period.
“Several months ago, we had positive exchanges with his representative in the perspective that he remains at the club and signs a new contract.
“We also accepted all the conditions of the player related to the sports field. We had discussed these conditions so that he would stay with us for years to come.
“But, unfortunately, from now on, the discussions have totally stopped.”
Rabiot playing for PSG. Image: PA Images
So what next for Adrien Rabiot?
The player has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona, as the Spanish club denied making an illegal approach for the player in a statement on their official website on Sunday afternoon.
And a number of other club seem to have expressed an interest, including Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
But Rabiot himself appears to be not keen on a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with a source close to the player claiming that Tottenham are considered “below” his standards, according to ESPN.
Brutal from the French midfielder.