Adrien Rabiot is one of Manchester United’s targets this summer to strengthen his midfield, even if the Juve player is not the only tracked. Manu Koné, who plays at Borussia Mönchengladbach, is also closely followed by the English club but also by other major European teams, just like Randal Kolo Muani.
The next few weeks promise to be decisive for Adrien Rabiot. At the end of his contract with Juventus Turin in June, the French international (28) has no shortage of suitors, starting with Manchester United. The English club already wanted to recruit him last season. The director of football, John Murtough, even traveled to Turin to talk with the player and Véronique Rabiot, his mother and adviser. Juventus had authorized talks between United and Rabiot but negotiations with the player had failed.
Rabiot still in United’s sights
Today, the Red Devils are still there, but Rabiot hasn’t made any decisions. For its part, Juventus wants to extend it. Arrived in 2019 in Italy, the former Parisian feels good in Turin. Considered a basic man for Massimiliano Allegri, he played 29 Serie A games (8 goals, 3 assists). He is waiting to find out more about the project for next season, in particular whether the Bianconeri will be able to play in the Champions League (the club is under the threat of a withdrawal of points in Serie A). At the same time, the Old Lady should welcome a new sports director, in the person of Cristiano Giuntoli, who would arrive from Naples.
Koné, Kolo Muani… the Red Devils are positioning themselves on “French” talents
In the event of failure in the Rabiot file, Manchester United targets another Frenchman: Manu Koné. Aged 21, the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is under contract until 2025 with the German club. For his second season across the Rhine, the international hope (7 caps) has 29 Bundesliga games (one goal). The rating of the French player also seems particularly high in Europe. Behind the English international Jude Bellingham, announced with insistence on the side of Real Madrid, Koné is one of the great talents likely to be exported to a top European club this summer in the event of a good offer. PSG is also closely monitoring the file leading to the one who was trained in Toulouse with a view to densifying its midfield for next season.
Rabiot, Koné… but also Randal Kolo Muani. As mentioned a few days ago by RMC Sport, the tricolor international striker (six caps) is very popular with Erik ten Hag and it would not be surprising to see the Red Devils go on the offensive to secure the player’s services 24 years old. United could indeed break the piggy bank to recover big French talents.