Mundo Deportivo’s initial reporting suggesting that Barcelona Sporting Director Éric Abidal was in Paris on Tuesday to meet with PSG for French midfielder Adrien Rabiot has since been supported by reliable French sources.
Paris United claim that a provisional salary agreement has been reached between Rabiot’s agent and mother Veronique and PSG worth €600k a month net over 5 years.
FCB are conscious of approaching the topic in an appropriate fashion, having learned the hard way about going after one of PSG’s players in Marco Verratti last summer, only for Les Parisiens to take revenge a sign Neymar in response. PSG were so furious that they even brought about the change of Verratti’s agent from Di Campli to Raiola.
The purpose of Abidal’s trip was to enquire formally about the availability of Adrien Rabiot. Les Parisiens are split on the matter: PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi wants to keep the Frenchman, whilst Sporting Director Antero Henrique is more keen to sell, as Rabiot has just one year left on his current deal remaining and does not appear close to agreeing to sign a PSG extension.