French international central midfielder Adrien Rabiot today contacted the legal department of the LFP, otherwise known as the professional French football club’s governing body, over what he views as inhumane treatment on the part of his current employers PSG, who have decided to exclude the Frenchman from 1st team training, condemning Rabiot to training with the reserve team.
Rabiot is seeking to get the league to order PSG to allow him to reintegrate into the 1st team, after he refused to sign a new contract with Les Parisiens, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.
It is believed that the 23-year-old has an agreement to join Barcelona on a free transfer this June.
The UNFP, the body that is charged with protecting the interests of professional footballers in France, commented on the matter in an interview with spokesman Mr Burchkalter to Goal France:
“Adrien Rabiot must be reintegrated into PSG’s squad rapidly. If not, the club exposes itself to potential sanctions. From a legal point of view, PSG do not have the right to leave Adrien Rabiot to train in the reserves, as they didn’t have the right to do with Ben Arfa… If it does not happen quickly? We cannot anticipate what will happen. But the UNFP will be vigilant. Because today, PSG are looking to win time, and we do not want them to win any, especially with the transfer window’s end approaching. We want this player to enjoy training conditions that are befitting of his status, that he can train normally, and that this happens by respecting the rules.”