Manchester United deal for Adrien Rabiot labelled 'incredible' for all the wrong reasons

Manchester United’s midfield transfer activity has taken a surprise turn, with the club pursuing a move for Adrien Rabiot.

The Guardian report a fee of £15 million has been agreed with Juventus for Rabiot.

The 27-year-old would add depth and experience to United’s midfield, which needs new faces. Whether Rabiot is the right move, is another matter entirely.

Juventus did not take long to agree to sell, a red flag in itself. He certainly appears to be the budget option for United.

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Deal for Adrien Rabiot labelled ‘incredible’ for all the wrong reasons

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has labelled Manchester United’s deal for Rabiot as ‘incredible’. For all the wrong reasons.

Palmeri says Rabiot has been performing poorly, is on astronomic wages, and has an expiring contract. He expresses surprise that Juventus have managed to find a buyer, as opposed to simply having to pay him off.

This assessment is a major reason for United supporters to be concerned. While Rabiot started 28 league games for Juventus last season, it was not a good campaign for the club by their standards as they scraped fourth place.

Manchester United’s recruitment record has been poor for years, and this summer was a chance to reset.

The move for Rabiot shows nothing has changed, and Manchester United fans should be very concerned. Ed Woodward may have gone – but the same problems are being repeated.

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