Man Utd fans thank Adrien Rabiot's mother for failed move after his latest Liverpool comments
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Adrien Rabiot has revealed he supported Liverpool as a child and that Steven Gerrard was one of his biggest idols growing up.
Rabiot, 27, could be on the move this summer with his contract at Juventus due to expire at the end of the season.
While the Serie A club plan to reopen negotiations with Rabiot soon, the France international may seek to leave on a free transfer when his current deal expires.
The former PSG midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League.
He came close to joining Manchester United last summer before talks collapsed, reportedly over Rabiot's wage demands.
United ultimately strengthened their midfield with the addition of Casemiro from Real Madrid instead.
Rabiot continues to be linked with a move to English football, with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly interested in the Frenchman.
Rabiot reveals love for Liverpool
Rabiot has seemingly left the door open for a potential move to Liverpool after admitting he supported the club as a child.
"I followed Liverpool as a kid because I was a fan of Steven Gerrard," he told Italian outlet Tuttosport.
"He made me dream, so I used to follow the Reds. The other idol of mine was Zizou Zidane."
La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Get Italian Football News, has reported that Juventus are prepared to offer Rabiot a pay rise to keep him in Turin, although that depends on the club qualifying for the Champions League.
"At the moment there are no updates, but surely we'll speak soon because the season will finish in two months," added Rabiot, when asked about his contract situation.
"I am calm. There's a chance I leave, but I could also sign a new contract with Juventus. I am happy in Turin, I am doing a good job and on good terms with the directors, the teammates and the coach.
"He [Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri] has helped me over the last two years, trusting me a lot. This is important to feel well and make the right decision for my future."
United fans, meanwhile, believe they dodged a bullet by failing to sign Liverpool fan Rabiot – with some fans even thanking his mother and agent, Veronique, who refused to budge in the contract negotiations with the Red Devils.
"Love his mum more & more every day. Got us Casemiro & saved us from a French Scouser," joked one fan.
While another added: "This woman borderline saved our season."
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