Tuchel wants Rabiot available for selection despite exit decision
- Tuchel questions PSG's 'send him to the stands' stance on Rabiot
- He wants the player to be made available for selection again while the club's sporting department insists overwise.
- PSG are threatened to face legal problems over breaching of the contract if they continue to keep Rabiot from playing
Thomas Tuchel has challenged PSG bosses other their decision to keep Barca target Adrien Rabiot in the stands until the end of the season over his decision not to extend the contract with the Parisian club.
So far this season, Rabiot has made 20 appearances for PSG and contributed to three goals with two goals and one assist. However, his poor attitude and unwillingness to pledge loyalty to his club 'forced' the Parisians' officials to bench him. PSG's director of football, Antero Henrique, confirmed the club's stance in December. "Adrien Rabiot will remain on the bench for an indefinite period of time," he said.
But Tuchel does not agree with this decision and wants the midfielder to be made available for selection again, as he needs him to achieve the team's sporting goals, Diario Sport report.
Apart from that, PSG are facing legal problems over not playing Rabiot: if they continue to keep Rabiot in the stands they risk to be challenged for breaching of the contract
Adrien Rabiot's transfer saga isn't going to end anytime soon. The Barcelona-based Diario Sport have previously reported that the Catalan giants are a bit concerned by the player's entourage. Even though he has allegedly agreed on a Blaugrana move, his mother-agent Veronique keeps negotiating with other clubs.
Another blow for Barcelona has come from Germany. French and German main news outlets - RMC and Bild - both confirmed that Bayern Munich have entered the race for Rabiot. According to the reports, the have made formal contact with Paris Saint-Germain. Moreover, the Bundesliga giants appear to be in the pole position to land the midfielder.
PSG would be happy to sell Adrien Rabiot for a fee of €10m to €20m this month. Bayern are in contact with Paris and Rabiot's mother/agent to try and get the player in winter [@Tanziloic] pic.twitter.com/4AfO7izPJR— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 10, 2019
Bild and RMC both insist that Bayern are working on a deal which would see Rabiot arriving at the Allianz Arena already in winter. Barcelona, meanwhile, would only bring him in summer for free as his current contract with PSG expires this summer. Naturally, the Parisians aren't going to lose the midfielder for free even though the relationships between the player and the club have deteriorated gravely.
Various news sources claim PSG would agree to sell Rabiot to Bayern Munich for a transfer fee between 10 and 20 million euros. It is a fair price for the 23-year-old multi-talented midfielder. Finally, given the notoriously poor relations between PSG and Barca, the Parisians would be desperate to sabotage the Frenchman's potential arrival to the Camp Nou.