Why Liverpool Should Go All Out to Sign Rabiot
Liverpool may be sitting top of the Premier League after their unbeaten start to the campaign, however, this does not mean that manager Jurgen Klopp is resting on his laurels when it comes to the transfer market. Midfield is still an area in which some at Anfield believe improvements can be made, despite the summer arrivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita, with PSG’s Adrien Rabiot the latest name to be linked with a move to Liverpool.
According to Liam Hurst, an editor at topdettingapps.co.uk and an author of top betting app reviews, the Premier League leaders are now among the favourites in the betting odds with major bookmakers to sign the Frenchman in January, with the midfielder having reportedly told PSG of his desire to leave the club. Rabiot’s contract runs out at the end of the season, meaning that he can talk to foreign clubs from January. However, the French champions may well look to cash in on the midfielder during the upcoming transfer window, rather than lose him for nothing just a matter of months later.
Rabiot has been absent from the PSG starting eleven over recent weeks as a result of his desire to leave, which has only added to the speculation surrounding his immediate future. Barcelona are also believed to have shown an interest in signing Rabiot, along with Italian giants Juventus. While the likes of James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum have all done a good job in the Liverpool midfield so far this season, Rabiot would certainly add an element of quality in this area of the field.
With Liverpool already in a strong position to claim their first ever Premier League title come the end of the season, the potential arrival of Rabiot at Anfield would only see their odds with the bookies drop yet further. The 23-year-old is known for his skill on the ball and passing ability, something which would complement the likes of Keita and Fabinho well.
PSG are expected to make a last-ditch attempt to ensure that Rabiot stays at the club beyond this season, however, the French international seemingly has already made his mind up regarding his future away from the capital. Rabiot almost left the Parc des Princes over the summer, however, a move to the Camp Nou never materialised, despite much interest from Barcelona.
The signing of Rabiot would be another statement of intent from Klopp and Liverpool, who have not been afraid to make major moves in the transfer market over recent years. Deals for Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita and Fabinho have all helped the club challenge on all fronts this season, with the former being among the favourites to win the PFA Player of the Year Award come the end of the campaign.
With Liverpool already having one of the most potent attacks in Europe, the addition of Rabiot would strike yet further fear into their opponents, making them a good bet for both the Premier League and Champions League.