Maurizio Sarri comments on midfielder’s transfer speculation


Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is heavily linked with a move away from Turin as Everton appearing as favorites to land the Frenchman.

Amid all these transfer reports, Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has explained the club’s stance on the Adrien Rabiot Saga.

Rabiot left French club Paris Saint-Germain to join Juventus on a free transfer in the summer.

However, the 24-year-old midfielder has only managed 12 appearances so far for the Old Lady in his debut season at the club. He is enduring a tough run of form at the Turin and that’s why he could exit Juventus in the coming days.

Sarri said,

”Rabiot? From a physical point of view, he seems okay,” Sarri said.

“He is growing but always leaves a feeling of having greater potential that what he is expressing.

“He is on the right path.”


Carlo Ancelotti knows Rabiot from when the pair were together in Paris during his two years as PSG manager.

And while the 60-year-old Italian is looking to spark an overhaul in his Everton squad, if the opportunity comes, he also wouldn’t be drawn into naming specific players he wants to bring to Goodison Park stadium.

“I didn’t think about this until now. We are going to think about it in the next few days,” he said when asked if he wants to sign Rabiot.

“Before that, I want to check all the players that I have here”

“That is normal, we don’t have a lot of time because we have a lot of games but I have an idea and every day I can get to know my players better.

“After that if there is any possibility the club is happy to try if possible to improve the squad.”

His side Everton lost 1-0 to the European Champions Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Ancelotti had named a full-strength side while Reds boss Jurgen Klopp used the tie to rest several of his key players and included an array of youth players in his squad for the game.

Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones scored a screamer from the edge of the box to help Klopp’s men progress to the fourth round of the competition and afterward, Ancelotti admitted he felt his side couldn’t keep up with the opponent’s energy.

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