Xavi instructs Barcelona hierarchy to sign experienced midfielder this summer

Adrien Rabiot offered to Barcelona on free transfer

In a surprising turn of events, Adrien Rabiot’s camp has once again approached Barcelona with a tantalizing offer. The French international, now a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Juventus, has been presented to the Catalan giants by his mother and agent.

Barcelona, renowned for capitalizing on free transfers in recent years, might not be as keen this time. Despite Rabiot’s impressive resume and undeniable talent, the Blaugrana’s Sporting Director, Deco, has yet to embrace this opportunity.

The sticking point appears to be Rabiot’s salary demands—an eye-watering €8 million per season. Given Barcelona’s current financial constraints and other priorities, meeting such a hefty demand seems unlikely.

Juventus remains eager to retain Rabiot, indicating his value to their squad. However, Rabiot’s potential move to Barcelona raises questions about how he would fit into Xavi’s plans. While undeniably skilled, Rabiot might not offer the unique qualities Barcelona’s midfield currently lacks.

The team already boasts a plethora of talented midfielders, but they still search for a player who can excel as the deepest midfielder in either a two or three-man midfield setup.

As the pre-season looms, Barcelona’s immediate focus will be on integrating young talents like Angel Alarcon into the first team.

Whether Rabiot will don the Blaugrana jersey remains to be seen, but his offer certainly adds an intriguing subplot to Barcelona’s transfer saga this summer.


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