Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has received support from the global union of professional footballers (Fifpro) as he tried to “buy his freedom”.
The midfielder’s contract is due to expire in the summer and the player’s agent claims that Rabiot wants to leave.
In a statement, Fifpro said Rabiot “has the right not to sign” a new deal. (per BBC)
After missing Tuesday’s win over Orleans, his agent and mother Veronique Rabiot told radio station RTL that the situation has gone worse.
“We’re not allowed to talk to any club until 1 January and I will not discuss with any club before 1 January,” she told the French radio station.
“During the transfer window of summer, I had told Mr Henrique that I wanted Adrien on the transfer list and he wanted to leave.
“The club did not want to sell Adrien. There was a proposal from Barcelona during the transfer window – the club refused. The club has the full right to refuse, but we can not say he was not aware.
“The situation was the same four years ago. When Adrien was 19, he did not resist and signed an extension. Now he is 23. What he is doing now is buying his freedom. It is firm and definitive. It is impossible to go back.”
In addition, the French midfielder has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Barcelona.