Paris Saint Germain have announced that Adrien Rabiot will not play for the club again for an ‘indefinite period’ and he will leave on a free transfer amid interest from a number of Premier League clubs.
The midfielder has a little over six months remaining on his current deal in the French capital, with PSG having been trying to tie him down to a new long-term deal at the Parc des Princes.
He has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona for the last few months and PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has announced that Rabiot has told him that he wants to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
When asked if the club would attempt to convince the 23-year-old to change his mind, Henrique told Yahoo Sport: “At this point, no. It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player.
“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, ie at the end of his contract.
“For the player, this will have a very clear consequence: he will remain on the bench for an indefinite period.”
“It seems that the player and his representative have misled us for several months,” Henrique added. “I must add that this situation is disrespectful for both the club and the fans.
“Especially from a player who has played under our colours from the training centre to the first team. A player who has always received the full support of the club”
However, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has said that Rabiot could leave as early as January which would mean that the French champions are able to extract a fee from their wantaway midfielder,
“I cannot guarantee that Adrien (Rabiot) will finish the season with us,” Tuchel told a press conference.
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