It will be difficult but Leonardo will try until the end. PSG star Adrien Rabiot remains AC Milan’s top target for the midfield.
The France international is an old target of the Rossoneri director but even under favorable contractual conditions, it will not be easy to sign Rabiot because many European clubs are after him. AC Milan, compared to others, start at a disadvantage on the Champions League factor, a competition in which other suitors participate, namely: Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City. As Tuttosport explains, Rabiot wants to play in the best European competition for next season.
The problem for AC Milan is that already in January it is not possible to offer him Champions League football. And it will be in that month that Rabiot will have the opportunity to listen to proposals and maybe accept one without waiting for the summer. If Milan perform well and maintain a place in the top 4 then for Leonardo it will be a little less complicated to convince the 23 year old midfielder. With his arrival, the Rossoneri could make a further leap in quality and add a big name to their ranks on a bargain.
The other important obstacle, in addition to his high salary request, is his agent and mother Veronique. Tuttosport describes her as a woman of character, hard to please and very influential on her son’s choices. Recently she has also had contacts with Juventus but without reaching an agreement. She will also speak with PSG shortly on the renewal, the French giants have offered an extension of 8 million euros but in this case money is not the issue.
On the other hand, AC Milan are ready to make Rabiot one of their highest paid players in the squad. Technical director Leonardo is willing to offer him a contract of 4-5 million euros and in addition a spot in the starting eleven. Something that all the other clubs can not guarantee.