PSG have reportedly suspended Adrien Rabiot after coming to the end of their tether with the young midfielder and his behaviour.
According to L’Equipe (via ESPN FC), the final straw for the club was the sight of Rabiot ‘liking’ an Instagram post from Patrice Evra celebrating Manchester United’s win over the Parisians in the Champions League last week.
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Yes, this is what it’s come to.
As per the cited story, it’s also alleged that Rabiot was spotted in a nightclub after the aforementioned game.
Sources close to club and player told ESPN FC Rabiot will not be allowed to enter (PSG’s) Camp des Loges training centre until he has met leading club officials at the end of the month.
[…] The meeting could result in the formal sacking of the 23-year-old, but a source told ESPN FC the situation was not certain to go that far.
Due to an ongoing contractual dispute and myriad issues with his general attitude, Rabiot last played for PSG in mid-December after coming on for the last seven minutes of a Champions League group stage match against Red Star Belgrade. He hasn’t been included in a single Ligue 1 matchday squad since the turn of the year.
It basically boils down to the fact that the 23-year-old has wanted to leave PSG for a while now, but the club have blocked several moves and demanded that the player – who came through their youth academy – see out the remainder of his contract.
An attempt was made to engineer a free transfer to Barcelona in January, but it eventually fizzled out after PSG refused to play ball. Barca ended up securing the services of Frenkie de Jong instead.
What a mess.