Adrien Rabiot’s move to Barcelona ‘almost done’ as PSG fans insist ‘we do not need you’ on banner at League Cup victory over Orleans
- Adrien Rabiot’s move from PSG to Barcelona in the summer is ‘almost done’
- The French midfielder has decided against signing a new deal with PSG
- He can start negotiations with new clubs from January 1 and Barcelona are keen
- PSG fans taunted Rabiot with a banner during their League Cup win on Tuesday
Max Winters For Mailonline
Adrien Rabiot is on the brink of joining Barcelona in the summer, with reports in Spain claiming a deal is ‘almost done’.
Speculation has been rife over where the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder will end up after he decided against signing a new deal with the Ligue 1 giants.
His current contract expires in June 2019, leaving Rabiot free to begin negotiations with a new club on January 1. And now, according to Mundo Deportivo, he is closing in a switch to the Nou Camp.
Adrien Rabiot’s move to Barcelona is ‘almost done’, according to reports in Spain
PSG fans taunted Rabiot during the French League Cup game on Tuesday night. A banner in the crowd read: ‘We do not need you’.
Afterwards, Brazilian defender Marquinhos also expressed his sadness at the prospect of losing the talented midfielder.
He said: ‘It is a shame. What I will say is that he has been a friend of mine from the start. We have risen through the ranks together and grown up. He has made his decision and the club has too. There is nothing that we can do.’
Mundo Deportivo also insisted that a January sale should not be ruled out as PSG try to earn some financial compensation for their loss with Juventus and Bayern also said to be keen.
Rabiot came through the academy ranks at PSG, making his Ligue 1 debut in 2012 before joining Toulouse on loan.
The PSG midfielder has now decided against signing a new deal with the Ligue 1 giants
PSG fans taunted Rabiot with a banner during PSG’s French League Cup game on Tuesday
He has made 154 league appearances for the reigning Ligue 1 champions and has represented France on six occasions.
It appeared PSG had already lined up a replacement in young Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong but he recently insisted he has yet to make any decision on his future despite reports in Holland suggesting he was on the brink of agreeing a move to Paris.
Asked about a possible move, he told Voetbalzone: ‘No, I definitely haven’t made a decision yet.’