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Adrien Rabiot Reportedly Reaches Agreement To Join Barcelona

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Adrien Rabiot Reportedly Reaches Agreement To Join Barcelona

Barcelona could be set to add to their ranks with a big signing. According to reports in France the Spanish side have reached an agreement with Adrien Rabiot with his contract at PSG soon to expire.

When it comes to transfers between Barcelona and PSG relationships can often be strained and that could worsen with reports suggesting that midfielder Adrien Rabiot will join the Spanish champions.

Barca have repeatedly been linked with a move for Marco Verratti and at one point the French club threatened to activate Lionel Messi's transfer release fee if they came after the Italian midfielder.

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In the end though it was actually Neymar whose transfer release clause they decided to activate, smashing the world record for a transfer fee and signing the Brazilian for a cool £198 million.

There's been no transfer activity between the two sides since, although Neymar has been linked with a move back on occasion, but now Barca may be about to revive the transfer rivalry.

Midfielder Adrien Rabiot is out of contract in the summer and he is refusing to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes. According to Le Parisien the 23 year old has already agreed a deal with Barcelona.

Rabiot might have to get used to the bench. Image: PA Images
Rabiot might have to get used to the bench. Image: PA Images
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Last week the French side's Antero Henrique sporting director told reporters that Rabiot wouldn't be signing a new deal, saying, "The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season, the expiry of his contract."

There's also been reports that Rabiot's refusal to sign a new deal will mean that he won't play again for the first team this season.

Barca weren't happy that PSG activated Neymar's release clause. Image: PA Images
Barca weren't happy that PSG activated Neymar's release clause. Image: PA Images

Le Parisien suggest that the deal could be done in January, meaning Barca would have to pay, saying that he could play in Barca's Champions League games against Lyon.

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If the La Liga side are paying for Rabiot then it's unlikely it'll cause any unrest between the two sides but if they wait for a summer freebie then who knows what will happen.

The signing would continue Barca's policy of trying to lower the age of their squad.

Topics: Football News, Barcelona, Ligue 1, PSG, Neymar, French football, Transfer news, Adrien Rabiot, Spanish football, La Liga

Ryan Sidle
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