PSG's captain backs club's decision to bench Barca-linked Rabiot until the end of the season
- Barcelona target Adrien Rabiot will not be a part of PSG's first team squad anymore after refusing to sign a new deal with the club.
- The Frenchman was sent to train with the reserve team until the end of the season.
- Thiago Silva has backed the Parisians' decision to bench the 23-year-old as 'he made his decision and the club, in turn, took its own' and both parties have to respect each other.
“A mistake to let him leave? I do not say that he is,” Silva told Telefoot, as quoted by the Daily Express. “He made his decision and the club, in turn, took its own.
“He is a good boy. But he made his choice and we must respect it.
“Now, we need to work for a midfield that can help us without Rabiot.”
Adrien Rabiot has attempted more passes per game (74.8) and made more tackles per game (2.5) than any other PSG midfielder in Ligue 1 this season.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 20, 2019
Given his agent, it would definitely be the wildcard option. 👀 pic.twitter.com/H0jNoYu9pn
Last Friday L'Equipe, French top tier source, have informed that the 23-year-old midfielder was sent to train with the reserve team and will not be part of Thomas Tuchel's first team squad anymore which would be later confirmed by the German manager himself.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Ligue 1 clash with rock-bottom Guingamp, Tuchel said: "I have to prepare my team for Guingamp and it will be a team without Adrien Rabiot. I respect the club's decision. And it is a decision of the club."
According to the same French outlet, if the situation won't change, Rabiot could take PSG to court for violation of his rights as a worker, with the club preventing him from doing his job normally.