Barcelona fans have raised concerns about Adrien Rabiot after deal is reportedly agreed

PSG's Adrien Rabiot

Barcelona have reportedly won the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer next summer.

As per the Guardian, the 23-year-old has agreed a huge deal which will see him sign with the Blaugrana on a five-year contract.

Rabiot will receive a £10m signing-on fee and will then be paid around £170,000-a-week in wages, similar to Andres Iniesta's wages in his final season with Barca.

The French midfielder had been linked with moves to both Liverpool and Tottenham, but Barca always seemed to be the most likely destination.

Rabiot's career has stagnated in the last year or so due to fallings out both with PSG and the French national team - his ego has been questioned by many already.

And Barca fans are not exactly happy with the news of Rabiot's impending arrival for a number of reasons.

It means they could miss out on Ajax's Frenkie De Jong, Rabiot will also likely take minutes away from Carles Alena and his huge wages may not go down too well in the dressing room.


You can understand why there are some concerns about the potential deal.

It has to be remembered that Barca already possess a number of midfielders in the mould of Rabiot as well.

Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Philippe Coutinho and Alena are all competing for two roles in the three-man midfield.

De Jong is seen as more of a natural successor to Sergio Busquets, the one who can control the game from deep.

Rabiot with PSG

However, the thinking behind snapping up Rabiot on a free could be so the club can invest heavily in different areas.

A new, world-class centre-back is required, while a successor to Luis Suarez needs to be brought in sooner rather than later.

It's all getting rather complicated at the Nou Camp.

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