Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have all had representatives at the Par Des Princess watching Adrien Rabiot in the previous couple months but Chelsea seem the most determined not to miss out on the Paris Saint Germain man. A bid worthy of around £8 million is what Chelsea are readying for the services of the 18-year old.
Adrien Rabiot is a centre midfielder who glides around the field elegantly and has shown an essence of attacking flare while on loan at Toulouse last season.
He only scored one goal while there though but just take a minute to look at it.
This season as well he has one goal for Paris Saint Germain. He has created a total of eight chances in his 20 appearances for the club this season in Ligue 1.
The visualisation above shows the areas where Rabiot has played these passes.
Rabiot has managed an impressive pass accuracy of 91% with an average pass length of 16 metres, showing that he isn’t afraid to add some distance to his passes.
PSG have not lost a game thus far this season when Rabiot has played, I’m not suggesting that he is an integral part of the team but he isn’t exactly a downgrade from the starters.
A PSG fan that I speak to on a regular basis, Mark Ooi, gave me his verdict on Rabiot to offer a different perspective: “Not the keenest player at getting “stuck in”, not his tendency to do so, but that has gradually changed for the better. Good football brain, all in all, absolute top prospect.”Not the keenest player at getting “stuck in”, not his tendency to do so, but that has gradually changed for the better.
The teenager seems unsettled at PSG and is likely to move this coming transfer window with the Premier League looking a likely destination. “I do not want to stay the way Mamadou Sakho did. Just after he realised he would not play a great deal, he took the decision to leave and he did very well [at Liverpool],” said Adrien Rabiot.
It would appear that his inability to make an impact during an ill-fated spell at Manchester City earlier in his career has spurred him on to succeed.