Manchester United ‘make staggering £170,000-a-week offer to Adrien Rabiot… but midfielder wants Liverpool move’
- Manchester United have made huge £9million-a-year-offer for Adrien Rabiot
- The French midfielder is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain
- However, Rabiot would prefer a move to Champions League winners Liverpool
Published: 19:04 EDT, 2 June 2019 | Updated: 19:04 EDT, 2 June 2019
The Frenchman is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer after falling out with the club’s hierarchy and is keen on a move to the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add the France international as part of his rebuilding plans, and the club have tabled a deal worth around £9million a year with a £4.5m signing-on.
Manchester United are lining up a big-money offer for French midfielder Adrien Rabiot
While Rabiot is tempted by the size of the deal, he is a huge admirer of Steven Gerrard and would prefer to join the newly-crowned Champions League winners.
He was also the subject of interest from Tottenham, Barcelona and Juventus, but excessive wage demands prevented a move for him in January.
In all, the youth product has made 224 appearances and scored 24 goals for his hometown club since his debut in 2012.
However, Rabiot has not featured in a squad for Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 champions since December after refusing to sign a new contract.
The elegant midfielder was suspended after being pictured in a nightclub following PSG’s Champions League defeat by Manchester United in March and then liking a social media post by Patrice Evra celebrating the victory.
Rabiot, capped six times by his country, also missed out on France’s 2018 World Cup squad then refused a place on the standby list and has not been called up since.