Adrien Rabiot & Emre Can Set to Stay at Juventus Despite Links to Premier League Sides

​Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is set to stay at Juventus this January, with both the player himself and Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici ruling out a move.

Rabiot has struggled to nail down a place in the Juve side since signing on a free in the summer, and Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a potential move for him in January, while Can has featured scarcely under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

Adrien Rabiot

However, despite the reported interest, ​Juventus transfer chief Paratici has claimed that both midfielders will stay at the club. 

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, he said (via the Daily Mail): “I can exclude ​Emre Can leaving, as he will certainly remain with us. On an international level, he is one of the most wanted players, but I think he can be important for our project.

“Rabiot arrived here after not playing for eight months. It’s only natural on a physical level he should take time to adapt. He paid the price for that, but he has done well when used.

‘We are confident, he is an important player and a guarantee for Juve, not a question mark or a doubt. We have an important squad, with a lot of competition for places, and that’s how it should be at this level.”

Adrian Rabiot

The Frenchman himself also ruled out the possibility that he could leave the Serie A champions this winter. Speaking to ​TuttoMercatoWeb, he said: “It’s true that 2019 was a very good year for me. I worked a lot, I joined Juventus and I think 2020 could be a positive year.

“I feel good physically, I follow the work that the coach tells us to do and I feel good here I’m at the team’s disposal, I don’t have a problem with what side of the pitch I play at.

“On the right I can re-enter to the left, whilst on the left I will have a better opportunity to shoot. But it’s only important to be useful for the cause.

Adrian Rabiot,Lars Bender

“The Italian league is not easy, but no championship is. I am adapting as I am learning about the characteristics of the tournament.”

Juventus returned to winning ways on Monday against Cagliari following the Italian Supercup defeat to Lazio. ​Cristiano Ronaldo was largely to thank, with the Portuguese superstar bagging a hat trick in a 4-0 win.


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