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I’ve asked for a January move, admits PSG starlet Rabiot

Adrien Rabiot says he has requested to discuss a potential loan move away from Paris Saint-Germain in January.

The midfielder, 20, is concerned that he is not getting enough playing time for the French champions, despite starting seven consecutive matches prior to Friday night’s 3-0 win over Nice.

Rabiot has been associated with several Premier League clubs in the past, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle, while the likes of Inter and AC Milan have also been credited with an interest. If conditions are right, though, he is prepared to stay put.

“I’ve asked the president for a loan move in January if my time on the field is insufficient,” the youngster told Telefoot. “It’s something that he can’t refuse me – I know he likes me very much.

“When you train all week, you want to be on the field. Sometimes it’s not possible and it’s frustrating.

“Paris is my city. It’s great to play here. If I could impose myself here, it would be brilliant. I would be ready to play my whole career at PSG if I was a starter. I would see things differently, that’s for sure.”


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Rabiot would appear to have his sights set on a Euro 2016 place in Didier Deschamps’ France squad, as he admitted that it has always been his dream to turn out for the national team.

“When I was small, I spoke about the France team like it was something incredible. I wouldn’t speak of this club or that club, but of the national team. It would be great to get into it,” he said.

“We hear every day that we’re at a great club and that we earn a lot of money, but it’s not enough.”

Rabiot has committed his long-term future to PSG by signing a deal that will run until 2019 and has earned the confidence of Blanc since Marco Verratti picked up an injury in a Champions League encounter with Real Madrid.

Speaking on Thursday, Blanc praised his young charge, stating: “After his very encouraging entrance against Madrid, he’s been playing regularly because he’s been good. When players get the chance to play, they must perform. If they do, they will have more opportunity to play.

“Adrien has imposed himself because he defends better and better, wins more balls and has more opportunities to score. He’s a young player who is progressing. He can do better yet.”

After being benched on Friday night, Rabiot will be hopeful of starting Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter against Shakhtar Donetsk at Parc des Princes, in which numerous fringe players are expected to have the opportunity to shine for the Parisians.