Adrien Rabiot would love to play in the Premier League someday, echoed the Juventus midfielder.
Rabiot was closely linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this year but reports have suggested that despite an initial fee of £15m (€17.4m) being agreed, no terms have been agreed with the player. could have been achieved and the Red Devils chose to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid instead.
The 27-year-old currently plays for France in the World Cup and ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final against England, Rabiot said he would like to play for his club football in the Premier League at some point.
Referring to the short spell he spent at Manchester City’s academy in 2008, he told reporters: “It was a very good experience. I didn’t make the whole season though.
“Everything went well while I was there. I really liked the atmosphere. This is really something that is only in England. It is different from France and Italy.
“I have always said that I would like to play in England in my career. I still have this desire. I would like to develop in the Premier League.”
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Rabiot moved from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus in 2019 and has made 145 appearances for the Bianconeri, scoring 11 goals and providing eight assists, although he has been particularly distinguished this season, scoring five goals in 16 games and making two transmission.
Despite his contract with the Serie A club coming to an end, Rabiot seemed to suggest he hadn’t made a decision about his future yet, but it was clear he was ready to move to England one day.
“Now I don’t think about the Premier League team,” he added. “I didn’t pick a team or anything like that. This is a common thing.
“It’s the league, it’s the level of play, that’s what appeals to me the most. It suits my qualities.”