If not Tielemans, how about renewing old acquaintances? Manchester United spent the late summer last year chasing Rabiot after being rebuffed by Frenkie de Jong, only for his wage demands to put them off. They ended up signing Casemiro instead who has transformed the team with his presence. Second time’s the charm?
Since staying at Juventus, the French midfielder has taken another leap forward. With seven goals and three assists in 23 league games, Rabiot has often been the game-changer for a stingy Juventus team this season.
He is an all-action midfielder who grafts hard on the defensive end while making a difference in the attack by chipping in with goals and assists.
He would be an invaluable addition to this United squad hungry for goalscorers beyond Marcus Rashford. Now on a free transfer, his wage demands could be more palatable for United as they don’t have to pay a transfer fee.
An established international on a free transfer who fills a gaping hole in the squad, what’s not to like? Maybe his wage demands, which could be the deciding factor of this move. On the pitch, however, the move makes perfect sense.