Adrien Rabiot's Mother Claims The PSG Midfielder Is Being Held Hostage

Adrien Rabiot won't ever play another game for PSG as he won't sign a new contract and now his mum, who's also his agent, has claimed that the player is being kept hostage by the Ligue 1 champions.

This summer Adrien Rabiot will be free to join any club he wants and they won't have to pay PSG a penny for his services. The highly rated midfielder's contract runs out at the end of the season and he doesn't want to sign a new one.

That decision has left Rabiot out of the reckoning at the Parc des Princes with the Frenchman only starting 12 games in Ligue 1 this season and being unused completely since the 11th December Champions League group game against Red Star.

Rabiot is represented by his mum Veronique and the mother turned agent has given an incredible interview with French outlet L'Equipe.

L'Equipe asked Veronique if she felt her son was a prisoner at the club, as he's currently banned from training with he first team, with the agent saying:

"It's not just an impression. Adrien is a prisoner. He's even a hostage to PSG. Soon it's dry bread, water and dungeon! This environment is cruel... A footballer is made to play, not to stay in the closet. Adrien has not played since December, and probably until June. Brought back to a professional career, six months is huge! He is taken hostage because he does not want to re-sign while he is only respecting his contract. Adrien asks only that: to respect his contract."

Rabiot has been sat watching the team play a lot this season. Image: PA Images
Rabiot has been sat watching the team play a lot this season. Image: PA Images

The 23 year old was spotted at a Paris nightclub the night that PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United with club sporting director Antero Henrique criticising the player and saying, "I find his attitude and lack of professionalism towards the club, his team-mates and supporters unacceptable."

His mum claimed that the club had used his son as a scapegoat saying, "It's very clear. There's a smoke-shield with Adrien. They attack him to not face the real problems. I think that PSG, instead of dealing with the fact that Adrien went to a nightclub on March 6th in the evening, should be more concerned about their real problems. But it's easier to talk about us, to make the news around Adrien, than to face the facts, to find solutions for this club to be efficient and effective on the pitch."

Rabiot was a regular last season. Image: PA Images
Rabiot was a regular last season. Image: PA Images

She also aimed a dig at the club and Neymar for fining the midfielder for being six minutes late for a team meeting but not the Brazilian for being away, adding, ""There are players who are missing for six minutes because of a nap, and others who are injured but who can go to party halfway around the world, at the carnival in Rio."

The end of the club's relationship with a player who joined them aged 15 will not be a pretty messy one by the looks of it.

Fortunately for Rabiot he'll be able to walk away for free in the summer. Where will he end up?

Ryan Sidle

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