Adrien Rabiot (54 Viewers)

Dostoevsky

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May 27, 2007
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I'm far by being impressed by Rabiot. Just like I'm not impressed by either Arthur or even Benta.

It's not that I wouldn't sell Rabiot, I would, but what scares me is the need of having a quality mid now with the current setup. It's kinda scary to think we'd line up 3 new midfield players for the next season although arguably it's very needed to do so.
 

Quetzalcoatl

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Aug 22, 2007
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This would be perfect! We sell him and buy Locatelli for pretty much the same price. The better player on more sustainable wages. It's a win-win.
I know stats don't give the full picture but I did a whoscored.com comparison between Bentancur and Locatelli for this season and last, and there ain't much difference between them. Hopefully we're not all wrong about Loca.
 

X Æ A-12

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Sep 4, 2006
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I know stats don't give the full picture but I did a whoscored.com comparison between Bentancur and Locatelli for this season and last, and there ain't much difference between them. Hopefully we're not all wrong about Loca.
I would imagine Sassuolo in general have a much worse record than we do.Surely going to affect Locatelli's individual stats too
 

Quetzalcoatl

It ain't hard to tell
Aug 22, 2007
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I would imagine Sassuolo in general have a much worse record than we do.Surely going to affect Locatelli's individual stats too
Could be. Then again, he's the main man in Sassuolo, while that wouldn't be the case here. And Sassuolo's opponents probably play a more open game than they would against Juve. So i wouldn't expect certain of his stats like key passes, assists, forward passes to necessarily increase if he played at Juve.

On the other hand having better teammates could lift his game.

You never know. I just hope we finally solve our midfield crisis and aren't still discussing this this time next year.
 

Karim30

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May 6, 2012
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Could be. Then again, he's the main man in Sassuolo, while that wouldn't be the case here. And Sassuolo's opponents probably play a more open game than they would against Juve. So i wouldn't expect certain of his stats like key passes, assists, forward passes to necessarily increase if he played at Juve.

On the other hand having better teammates could lift his game.

You never know. I just hope we finally solve our midfield crisis and aren't still discussing this this time next year.
His performances with the Azzuri give me some assurance.
 

LiquidPLP

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Jun 9, 2012
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I know stats don't give the full picture but I did a whoscored.com comparison between Bentancur and Locatelli for this season and last, and there ain't much difference between them. Hopefully we're not all wrong about Loca.
I haven't checked the stats, I base it on 'eye-test'. Locatelli won't be prime Pirlo when it comes to attacking but he's much safer as a DM than Bentancur is. The latter makes too many brainfarts while moving the ball and he doesn't move it forward too well. I know I like Locatelli much more in this regard.

With that being said, I hope we keep Bentancur, he's younger and cheaper than Rabiot. IMO in a perfect case scenario we have both Locatelli and Bentancur as DM, while we add another creative CM next to him, perhaps something like this:

Aouar/Arthur - Locatelli/Bentancur - McKennie/Fagioli?

Here, my hope obviously lies strongly in Aouar + some development of Arthur, McKennie and that last man (Fagioli?). When it comes to DM, we need to reduce the number of mistakes while playing it from the back + give some cover for the CBs with good positioning.
 
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I haven't checked the stats, I base it on 'eye-test'. Locatelli won't be prime Pirlo when it comes to attacking but he's much safer as a DM than Bentancur is. The latter makes too many brainfarts while moving the ball and he doesn't move it forward too well. I know I like Locatelli much more in this regard.

With that being said, I hope we keep Bentancur, he's younger and cheaper than Rabiot. IMO in a perfect case scenario we have both Locatelli and Bentancur as DM, while we add another creative CM next to him, perhaps something like this:

Aouar/Arthur - Locatelli/Bentancur - McKennie/Fagioli?

Here, my hope obviously lies strongly in Aouar + some development of Arthur, McKennie and that last man (Fagioli?). When it comes to DM, we need to reduce the number of mistakes while playing it from the back + give some cover for the CBs with good positioning.
What a lovely midfield that would be. And realistic
 

Boksic

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May 11, 2005
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I know stats don't give the full picture but I did a whoscored.com comparison between Bentancur and Locatelli for this season and last, and there ain't much difference between them. Hopefully we're not all wrong about Loca.
I think people underrate Bentancur. He has been up and down this season but was very good last season. The issue is his slack possession around the box, if he can sort that out he can be useful for us.
 

Cerval

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Feb 20, 2016
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I think people underrate Bentancur. He has been up and down this season but was very good last season. The issue is his slack possession around the box, if he can sort that out he can be useful for us.
I like him on his day, but I see those as brainfarts and I'm not betting on him to fix this from his game
 

Juve_fanatic

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Apr 5, 2006
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I like Rabiot. Have nothing against him. He seems to be a very loyal soldier, and an obidient one which wasnt the picture i had of him before he arrived here considering his whole PSG ordeal. He is a very good, solid midfielder, strong,good on the ball and quite fast, if we had a propper regista, he would shine.
 

Adrian

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Jan 31, 2003
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Regista seems to be the key for most issues regarding our midfield. Fully fit and inform rabiot definitely is good enough for a preferred starting role. You just dont know what you are going to get with him or any other midfielder.
 

Gian

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Apr 12, 2009
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Everton is about his level. He just has no stand-up quality's and isn't dominant across an entire game to be good enough for us.

We need to move on. Rabiot and Ramsey out
 

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