Adrien Rabiot Set To Juventus' Incredible List Of Free Transfers
Adrien Rabiot looks set to end months of speculation and sign with Juventus on a free transfer. The Old Lady have become rather used to buying players for no transfer fee.
Last season midfielder Adrien Rabiot played just 20 games in all competitions for PSG and the last one of those was on December 11th, when he came on as a late substitute in the Champions League game against Red Star.
That was because the midfielder decided that he was going to leave the French champions at the end of the season, when his contract expired, for nothing, with Thomas Tuchel deciding to freeze the player out of the team.
Now, according to reports in France, it looks like Rabiot will be swapping Paris for Turin as he is rumoured to have agreed a deal to join Juventus.
Earlier this year the Old Lady confirmed that they'd signed another midfielder for nothing in the shape of Aaron Ramsey, that's two very good signings for nothing.
And it's hardly like it's the first time the Italian champions have used their transfer market filters on the expired contracts market.
Since 2009 the Old Lady have signed Fabio Cannavaro, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Kingsley Coman, Sami Khedira and Dani Alves- a pretty decent group of freebies.
Cannavaro returned for just one season after his time at Real Madrid and it might not have been the greatest time in the defenders career but for a big fat zero euros that's a decent signing.
Pirlo's move to Juve was rather more successful. AC Milan thought the midfielder was past his best but he defied that thinking winning four Serie A titles with the club and helping them to a Champions League final.
Pogba made up an incredible midfield alongside Pirlo, and Arturo Vidal who only cost around £8 million, also winning four league titles before making the Old Lady a profit of around £90 million!
Coman may have only played 15 league games for Juve but he did help them to win a Serie A title and still managed to make them €30 million in the process of moving to Bayern Munich, still a bit of a success.
Having joined from Real Madrid German midfielder Khedira has gone on to win two league titles with the club and could win more silverware before his time in Turin is done.
Dani Alves might have only stayed for one season in Italy but during his time he was excellent for Juventus, helping them to yet another Serie A title and helping to propel them into the Champions League final, quite literally with his smashing goal against Monaco in the semi-final.
It'll be interesting to see how Rabiot and Ramsey fit into Maurizio Sarri's team next season but if it doesn't work out at least they didn't pay too much for their two new midfielders.