Rabiot convinced to make Juventus move by Ronaldo and Buffon
Adrien Rabiot admits the opportunity to play alongside « great champion » Cristiano Ronaldo and sage advice from Gianluigi Buffon affected his choice to sign for Juventus.
French midfielder Rabiot joined his new club on a free transfer from PSG on Monday and rushed to state that it was « venture up » from the Ligue 1 champions as he confronted the media without precedent for Turin.
Rabiot chose Juventus over Man Utd
The 24-year-old reportedly rebuffed interest from Manchester United and said that part of the allure of moving to Juventus was the possibility of calling Portugal hotshot Ronaldo a colleague.
« I got the opportunity to grow up playing with top players, which helped me a great deal, » Rabiot said.
« Ronaldo is a great champion. The chance to play with him definitely had a bearing on my decision.
« In any case, I realize the entire changing area is pressed with world-class players and a positive soul. »
Adrien Rabiot leaves PSG after seven seasons
Rabiot’s seven seasons in PSG’s first team saw him rub shoulders with current Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Bianconeri incredible Buffon, who went through the previous a year at Parc des Princes.