Thomas Tuchel Bans PSG Rebel Adrien Rabiot From Accessing Locker Room On Match Days

Thomas Tuchel Bans PSG Rebel Adrien Rabiot From Accessing Locker Room On Match Days

Adrien Rabiot’s future is more or less away from the Parc des Princes after Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel lost his patience with the player.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the 45-year-old former Borussia Dortmund boss will not allow the 23-year-old midfielder to access the changing rooms.

In fact, the France international is not able to use the locker room on the day of matches.

Tuchel and Rabiot’s relationship has continued to fall apart after he failed to sign a new deal with the reigning Ligue 1 champions.

Rabiot, who was a PSG youth product, broke into the senior team in 2012 and has made 148 appearances for the club.

He has already been linked with a move to Barcelona, with the Spanish club showing interest in him since October.

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has confirmed that Rabiot does not have a long-term future at the club.

“At this point, no. It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player,” he told Yahoo! Sports.

“The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season.

“For the player, this will have a very clear consequence: he will remain on the bench for an indefinite period.

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Credit: PA

“Several months ago, we had positive exchanges with his representative in the perspective that he remains at the club and signs a new contract.

“We also accepted all the conditions of the player related to the sports field. We had discussed these conditions so that he would stay with us for years to come.

“But, unfortunately, from now on, the discussions have totally stopped.”

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

Henrique also believes that Rabiot and his representatives have “misled” the club for several months.

“I must add that this situation is disrespectful for both the club and the fans,” he added.

“Especially from a player who has played under our colours from the academy to the first team and a player who has always received the full support of the club.”

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Adnan Riaz

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