Sport Imagine him & Willock: PIF could land dream NUFC midfield with "complete" powerhouse - opinion
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An update has emerged regarding Newcastle’s interest in Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot.
What’s the talk?
According to Italian outlet, the Magpies are eyeing up a potential swoop for the former PSG midfielder ahead of the January window.
that a sale could work out for all parties involved as Juventus consider a number of midfield options to potentially replace the 26-year-old.
Imagine him & Willock
PIF could land a dream midfield duo in the form of Rabiot and Joe Willock by landing the Frenchman in January, which is why they must ensure that they can get this deal over the line in the coming months.
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The 26-year-old has not enjoyed a brilliant time in Italy with Juventus, failing to average aor higher in either of his full seasons for the club to date. This could be why they are prepared to cash in on him, but his prior form for PSG suggests that he could be an excellent signing for Newcastle.
In his lastLigue 1 campaigns in Paris, Rabiot averaged a as he caught the eye for the French giants. He averaged tackles and interceptions per game in each season during that spell, whilst he also holds a career average pass completion of .
Former Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo previously called him ‘complete’, : “He is a complete player, I have rarely seen someone so strong both physically and technically.”
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Bianconeri legend Gianluigi Buffon has also lauded him, : “He is a fantastic mix, he has the physical strength of Pogba, who is like a wardrobe, has the personality of Vidal and potentially the dynamism of Marchisio. He is incredible, extremely strong.”
Rabiot’s statistics from his time at PSG and these quotes from Buffon and Pirlo suggest that he could have the tenacity and strength to be a solid holding midfielder for the Magpies. This could make him the perfect partner for Joe Willock, who is capable of providing goals from the middle of the park, and PIF must ensure that they can get them playing alongside each other.
The former Arsenal man found the back of the netin 11 Premier League starts for Newcastle last term, having produced in four Europa League starts for the Gunners earlier in the campaign. This shows that he has the quality to make an impact in the final third and that is why he could thrive alongside Rabiot, who can do the dirty work and break up play to allow Willock to push up and support the attack.
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