This is an attitude that is not going to improve the image of Adrien Rabiot. Party on bad terms last summer from PSG, his club trainer, and blacklisted in the France team for not having accepted his status as a reservist for the world Cup in 2018, the midfielder is at the heart of a new controversy in Italy. La Stampa says that the player of 25 years would be always on the side of the Côte d'azur, it was agreed at the beginning of April. The problem is that it would not have the intention to return to training with his club Juventus Turin and that he would be on strike to protest against the reduction of his salary.
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In the heart of the crisis, the players of Juventus Turin have been among the first to accept make an effort in terms of salaries in order to help their club. "The agreement provides for the reduction of the indemnity to an amount equal to the monthly payments of march, April, may, and June 2020. In the coming weeks, individual agreements with the players and the coach will be finalised, as required by the current regulation ", announced the Old Lady, the nickname of the Juventus, on march 28. An agreement that would not accept, according to our Italian counterparts, Rabiot.
A salary of 8 million euros per year
The main party, whose emoluments are estimated at 8 million euros per year, and her mother Véronique, who is also his agent, have not communicated officially to this topic. The clan Rabiot has not explained why the player had not responded to the demands of his club, without news of him for several weeks. The people of Turin must normally take the path of training "class" on the 18th of may next. In the meantime, the players are asked to follow an individual program custom to their side, what would Adrien Rabiot.
But the French would be one of only two foreign players of the workforce not to have returned to Italy with the Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, who would take care of his mother in his native country. The Team ensures that Rabiot is to return to Italy as soon as Wednesday, but gives no more information on the reasons of this " strike ". According to La Stampa, Veronique Rabiot, it would have directly advised to adopt this attitude to force his departure this summer. This "little quirk" of the player (according to the terms of the media, Italian) would not go on the side of Juve, one of the biggest clubs in the world, where even Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have put his (large) ego to the side since his arrival two years ago.
The "brat" of French football ?
But Rabiot is accustomed to that kind of attitude. At PSG, he had refused to extend his contract and was gone to the arms of iron to leave his formative club. The leaders in paris, tormented by the multiple requests for a player that they wanted to make one of the banners of their project, had held good, and had let him go free in July 2019. For several months, Veronique Rabiot had criticised the attitude of the parisian club, while leading also parallel a fight against the bodies of French football.
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In question, the remarks of Didier Deschamps, the coach of the France team, and Noël Le Graët, the president of the French football Federation, who had not tasted the refusal of the player to be as simple as a reservist for the world Cup 2018. An "enormous mistake" for Smith, for which the player was "self-excluded" from. Hard to imagine a return in the selection of the one who strengthens a little more this image of "brat" of French football. It will in all cases be sent first of all to regain the confidence of its leaders and team-mates at Juve if the reason for the "strike" is confirmed. Or find a new club that can handle his quirks...Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 15:33