Adrien Rabiot wants to leave French champions Paris Saint-Germain in January and secure a six-month loan deal, according to French publication Le Parisien, as reported by the Daily Star.
Rabiot has only featured 13 times this season, largely due to the injury to Marco Verratti, and the 20-year-old is concerned a lack of game time at PSG would hinder his chances at making Didier Deschamps’ Euro 2016 France squad.
The Daily Mirror claim that Arsenal are more hopeful of a permanent deal for the young Frenchman, and are willing to pay £15 million to secure his signature.
Rabiot is determined to leave the club to secure regular football and is willing to disobey PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who recently publicly criticised Rabiot for a lack of respect.
I was very disappointed – I said it to his face. His statements are unacceptable.
I didn’t appreciate at all that he declared that a loan would be a Christmas present. It’s a complete lack of respect towards his first club who did so much for him. The club will always be more important than any player.
Al-Khelaifi remains positive Rabiot will stay at the Parc des Princes, and continued to tell French publication Le Figaro of his admiration for the youngster.
He’s a big talent. My dream is that he might become captain of PSG one day. But he has to respect the club, the coach and his teammates.
He’s part of the PSG family and he should respect it. He understood the message. He’ll be there at 100 per cent in January.