Aston Villa are closely monitoring a vastly decorated player ahead of January, though a fresh report has revealed that there are other clubs who are also looking to bring him to the Premier League.
Aston Villa transfer news
Football Insider have reported that NSWE, Monchi and Unai Emery are open to offers for Leander Dendoncker at the start of next year, and are looking to replace him with an upgrade in the centre of the park. Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi has emerged as a potential replacement with his deal being set to expire at the end of the season (Leicester contracts), but should the manager fail to secure his services, he’s set his sights on an alternative option overseas.
Adrien Rabiot, a center midfielder for Juventus, signed a contract to join the team from Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Stadium in 2019. Since then, he has made 227 appearances for Massimiliano Allegri’s team (Transfermarkt – Rabiot statistics).
With a match rating of 7.43 (WhoScored – Juventus statistics), the France international has emerged as his team’s best-performing player overall thus far this season. Villa chiefs have taken notice of the 28-year-old’s form, and they are aware that his terms also expire at the end of the current campaign (Juventus contracts).
Aston Villa keeping tabs on Adrien Rabiot
According to 90min, Aston Villa are casting an eye over Adrien Rabiot, but they are set to face stiff competition from three other admirers.
“Juventus are confident that they will agree a new long-term contract with midfielder Adrien Rabiot, sources have confirmed to 90min. Man Utd still retain an interest in the player, thanks in part to Erik ten Hag being a noted fan of Rabiot’s skillset.
“Along with Man Utd, Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Aston Villa and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on Rabiot’s situation at Juventus.”
Adrien Rabiot’s style of play
A box-to-box central midfielder, Rabiot can be effective on the pitch in both offensive and defensive situations. This season, he has demonstrated his defensive prowess by winning 15 of his 27 tackles, the greatest success percentage in his team (FBRef data for Juventus).
The 6 foot 2 left-footed ace, who has made 74 contributions (43 goals and 31 assists) since the beginning of his career, also enjoys getting involved in the last third of play. Because of his all-around skill set, dependable writer Robin Bairner has labeled him a “monster.”
|Adrien Rabiot – Strengths
|Adrien Rabiot – Weaknesses
|Player has no significant weaknesses
|(Data via WhoScored)
Allegri’s £150k-per-week earner (Juventus salaries), certainly knows exactly what it takes to compete and be successful at the highest level having secured 23 pieces of silverware for both club and country since bursting onto the professional scene, so he would be able to upgrade the winning mentality of the current squad at Aston Villa, who are certainly a young group on the up.