Liverpool transfer threat as 'world class' contract rebel's mother opens talks with cash-strapped Barcelona

Adrien Rabiot is among the high-profile free agents available during this transfer window and his decision to let his Juventus contract expire has sparked a FRENZY for his signature.  

The 29-year-old midfielder’s contract elapsed on June 30, putting him into free agency, and there has been no shortage of suitors lining up for the Frenchman. 

Liverpool were named among interested sides last week by reports in the Italian media. The Reds are seeking reinforcements across midfield following the contract expiry of Thiago Alcantara. 

Rabiot confirmed earlier this week that he is no longer a Juventus player, with the club left stunned with the player and his entourage’s refusal to reply to a contract offer before Euro 2024. 

Juve club chiefs had hoped to tie down the former Paris Saint-Germain star to a two-year deal, with a third year added as an option, for an annual salary of around €7.5 million. 

However, the left-footed midfielder opted to jet off to the European Championship with his future up in the air, leaving Juventus unsure of his next move. 

Real Madrid and Barca linked with Rabiot

Real Madrid are also among the teams linked to the talented ex-Manchester City youth, with Toni Kroos retiring and Luka Modric out of contract. 

The Liverpool links are intriguing too with Rabiot coming with outstanding international pedigree and years of service at top European clubs. 

Now it has emerged in JijantesFC that Barcelona could be Rabiot’s next destination with the player’s mother and agent, Veronique, reported to have offered her son’s services to the Catalans. 

Barca’s financial predicament is no secret, having to offload players before they make any notable signings this summer. 

They have been linked with FOUR Liverpool players in the shape of Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Kostas Tsimikas and Fabio Carvalho, but need to shift either Raphinha or Ferran Torres from their strike line before adding players in that area. 

Barcelona's financial predicament

However, free transfers could well be considered should room be made in the budget with World Cup winner Guido Rodriguez also associated with a Camp Nou arrival this summer. 

If Liverpool are serious about Rabiot, described as 'world class' by David Trezeguet, then they might well find themselves in an auction with Madrid, Barcelona and any other Premier League teams who wish to get involved. 

Rabiot’s last-minute decision to throw his Juventus future into doubt has caused a storm in the free agent market. 

The 47-cap Frenchman has played over 200 times for Juventus since arriving on a free transfer from PSG back in 2019. He has won a Serie A title as well as two Coppa Italia titles. 

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