gunners boost as Barcelona pull out of race for PSG’s contract rebel Rabiot
ARSENAL have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of PSG contract rebel Adrien Rabiot, with Barcelona F.C pulling out of the race.
The La Liga giants have been actively pursuing the France star, 23, throughout recent months.
However, reports in Spain claim Barca officials have grown « tired of waiting » for an answer from Rabiot and his agents.
Adrien Rabiot is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer with the midfielder and his club at a stand-off over renewed terms.
The snub has seen a host of European giants scramble to land the ace – including Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Barcelona had initially offered Rabiot around £167,000-a-week – just as a £8.7million marking reward.
However, the Frenchman and his agent left the Spanish champions to sweat as they surveyed their alternatives.
Sick and tired of waiting, Barcelona have pulled the plug, leaving the Premier League as Adrien Rabiot’s in all likelihood new home next season.
Rabiot of course played under Gunners chief Unai Emery in Paris, with a potential get-together on the cards.
The six-cap France international has played just 14 times for PSG in Ligue 1 this season – however hasn’t played since December 11 in the midst of discuss him leaving.