Arsenal have been handed a major breakthrough in their efforts to sign Adrian Rabiot, with Barcelona reportedly pulling out of the race for the French midfielder's signature.
Rabiot has featured only 14 times this season for PSG in League 1 and has not made an appearance for the club since December 11th after talks heated up about his departure. Rabiot and PSG have not been able to come to terms on a new contract and are currently in a stand-off, with the current deal set to expire at the end of the season. Rabiot has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool in the Premier League.
[MD] | Barcelona have withdrawn from signing Rabiot in the summer.— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 23, 2019
De Jong's arrival, Arthur performances, Aleñá's integration into the first team and Riqui Puig's potential all played a role in this decision pic.twitter.com/oiDP4BPwI7
Arsenal will be keen on adding a dynamic playmaker to their midfield corps with Aaron Ramsey set to depart for Juventus in the summer and reports linking Matteo Guendouzi with a big money move to PSG. Rabiot has the ability to step into the Gunners' squad and play anywhere in the centre of the park with his passing ability much stronger than Guendouzi's.
Source : 90min