Adrien Rabiot’s tumultuous time at Paris Saint-Germain finally came to an end at the beginning of last summer’s transfer window when his contract ran out and he joined Juventus FC. Recently, the Italian club released the fees paid to agents and one, in particular, might be of interest to PSG fans.
Juventus is known for finding free transfers in the market and building their squad up without paying huge transfer fees, but they do pay high salaries and fees to agents who bring their out-of-contract players to the Turin club.
According to a report from Culture PSG, Juventus paid substantial commissions to agents for their latest crop of signings this past summer—except for one. Agents for Aaron Ramsey and Matthijs de Ligt were well compensated for their involvement in those two transfers. Super agent Mino Raiola received €10.5 million for delivering the Dutch defender to Juventus and Avid Sports Group, who represents Ramsey, received €3.6 million. Adrien Rabiot’s agent didn’t fare so well at the negotiation table it seems.
Véronique Rabiot, the mother and agent for Adrien, received a reported commission of €1.4 million. Rabiot does receive a higher salary than the others and the player received a signing bonus of €10 million, but still, Véronique has some work to do to get on Raiola’s level.
La Juventus a communiqué les comissions payées aux agents de Rabiot et Ramsey pour leurs transferts. Veronique Rabiot a touché 1,4M€ contre 3,6M€ pour l'agent de Ramsey. pic.twitter.com/OV2VZ7rUtq
— FrSerieA (@FrSerieA) October 12, 2019
The former PSG man has found life difficult in Serie A since he left the French capital playing in a total of four matches in all competitions. It’s hard to sympathize with his situation as a PSG supporter. Rabiot and his mother disrespected the club on a number of occasions which is well documented in this piece from Tom Williams of Bleacher Report. From showing up late to team meetings to playing games regarding his desire to stay in Paris, Rabiot was a constant headache for both club and country. Less we forget he refused to be a reserve for the France national team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup per ESPN.
If Rabiot is to leave Turin after just one season, hopefully, Véronique learned a little something this time and makes sure to carve out a more respectable commission for her services.
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