Adrien Rabiot (2 Viewers)

Gigiventus

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Mar 3, 2017
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Why is he so disappointing. I thought he was good when I saw him play for PSG in the Champions League. Seemed like a real package of technique and physicality.

I thought this dude was gonna be legit but instead he had one short period of good games (end of last season) and has sucked ass otherwise.

Is he just that much of a bum?
He has always been like this. Always talented and always lazy and difficult. He was supposed to be PSG and France's next big midfielder for years but instead was alienated from the national team without any significant consequences.

The kind of player that is always a promise but never delivering. Needs a radical attitude change to avoid this tag. If Rabiot had McKennie's attitude he would be world class.
 

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Cerval

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He has always been like this. Always talented and always lazy and difficult. He was supposed to be PSG and France's next big midfielder for years but instead was alienated from the national team without any significant consequences.

The kind of player that is always a promise but never delivering. Needs a radical attitude change to avoid this tag. If Rabiot had McKennie's attitude he would be world class.
In the CL games I had seen of him with PSG in the past, he was careless and nonchalant, especially in those matchups against Chelsea.
 

Boksic

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Truly atrocious at times and others did quite well. Really odd performance, either way we need better in CM.

He also has no attacking instinct or vision whatsoever.
 

Dru

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He milked Barca for sure :fab3:
This is an example of where the imbalance lies

You believe he "milked" barça. While on paper it appears that we moved Pjanic's contract off of our books only for 10m and got a younger player in Arthur it doesn't solve the recurring issue of retooling the midfield.

He's just playing balance sheet football (quite poorly from the reports of our financial situation) which leaves us with overpaying Rabiots Ramseys and paying for Matuidis/Higuaíns to leave.
 
Jun 16, 2020
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This is an example of where the imbalance lies

You believe he "milked" barça. While on paper it appears that we moved Pjanic's contract off of our books only for 10m and got a younger player in Arthur it doesn't solve the recurring issue of retooling the midfield.

He's just playing balance sheet football (quite poorly from the reports of our financial situation) which leaves us with overpaying Rabiots Ramseys and paying for Matuidis/Higuaíns to leave.
He’s dealing with incredible high wages, a aging squad, and some poor quality players or chronically injured players who we’re trying to offload. It’s not a easy job while dealing with the crisis.
 

Dru

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He’s dealing with incredible high wages, a aging squad, and some poor quality players or chronically injured players who we’re trying to offload. It’s not a easy job while dealing with the crisis.
Poor fellow

It must be difficult being the only person in his role having to face these issues. I mean it's not like other clubs face any of these issues. amirite?
 
Jun 16, 2020
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Poor fellow

It must be difficult being the only person in his role having to face these issues. I mean it's not like other clubs face any of these issues. amirite?
What’s your point

We’re discussing Juventus, not other clubs

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We now have a much younger squad and will be able to invest more heavily in the future in long term needs and not short term fixes.
Yea due to Tici
 

Signora Omicidi

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This is an example of where the imbalance lies

You believe he "milked" barça. While on paper it appears that we moved Pjanic's contract off of our books only for 10m and got a younger player in Arthur it doesn't solve the recurring issue of retooling the midfield.

He's just playing balance sheet football (quite poorly from the reports of our financial situation) which leaves us with overpaying Rabiots Ramseys and paying for Matuidis/Higuaíns to leave.
You are only seeing the half empty glass that I'm afraid.Artur has been our best mid this season by far and his absence has shown us how crucial he has been to get out of the pressure from back.

Worst case scenario. If we wouldn't be satisfied with his performances in the future we can still sell him and buy another player. While in Pjanic situation, Barca is stuck with him forever until his contract runs out and would lose tons of money because can't find any club to take him from their hands.

Let's give credit to the guy when it's due. The deal was a total rip off.
 
Jun 16, 2020
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A problem which he has contributed to as well. Ramsey alone fits all categories for example.
Yeah and I don’t like Ramsey. He’s on top of my list of players who I want us to sell, together with Berna. I voted for those 2 in the thread with the poll.

I want to underline tho that you can’t say one thing and ignore the other. If we invested that specific mercato in a decent midfielder, it would directly mean that we didn’t had the money to sign De Ligt.
 

AFL_ITALIA

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Yeah and I don’t like Ramsey. He’s on top of my list of players who I want us to sell, together with Berna. I voted for those 2 in the thread with the poll.

I want to underline tho that you can’t say one thing and ignore the other. If we invested that specific mercato in a decent midfielder, it would directly mean that we didn’t had the money to sign De Ligt.
True, but now with him and Rabiot on what, €7M a season it will be impossible to get rid of them. This is also the summer that we got rid of Spinazzola and got Pellegrini, who we will probably unfortunately never see play despite the fact that we've only had one leftback for a while now. If going for his big money signings absolutely cripples the rest of the squad, then he isn't very effective in his role.
 
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True, but now with him and Rabiot on what, €7M a season it will be impossible to get rid of them. This is also the summer that we got rid of Spinazzola and got Pellegrini, who we will probably unfortunately never see play despite the fact that we've only had one leftback for a while now. If going for his big money signings absolutely cripples the rest of the squad, then he isn't very effective in his role.
I think that signing De Ligt was a opportunity we couldn’t ignore. And rightfully so.

The sad truth about the Pellegrini/Spina transfers is that we need those plusvalenza deals in order to not get into problems with the FFP, especially after signing Ronaldo and not reaching good results in CL. It just changed financial situation drastically while already having a expensive squad

I never understood the decision of loaning Pellegrini out to Cagliari when we only had Sandro, that was a mistake indeed.

My point remains the same; people tent to complain to much about the bad things, while ignoring the bigger picture or good parts.
 

AFL_ITALIA

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I think that signing De Ligt was a opportunity we couldn’t ignore. And rightfully so.

The sad truth about the Pellegrini/Spina transfers is that we need those plusvalenza deals in order to not get into problems with the FFP, especially after signing Ronaldo and not reaching good results in CL. It just changed financial situation drastically while already having a expensive squad

I never understood the decision of loaning Pellegrini out to Cagliari when we only had Sandro, that was a mistake indeed.

My point remains the same; people tent to complain to much about the bad things, while ignoring the bigger picture or good parts.
I can't speak for everyone else, but for myself I'm not ignoring the good. I just believe that overall the negative far outweighs the positive. The bold part is huge. We've been put into a position where we now need to make strange and harmful deals in order to balance the books, that's no way for a successful club to be run, and it's extremely worrying for our future at a critical time when the squad needs to be revamped.

At this point, the results we've been seeing on the pitch speak for themselves.
 

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