It was just last summer that Paris Saint-Germain football advisor Luis Campos went all out to revamp the team’s midfield depth. Campos signed four midfielders, including Portuguese talents Vitinha and Renato Sanches.
Campos could look to once again bolster PSG’s midfield depth in the upcoming summer transfer window, and CBS Sports reporter and PSG Talk columnist Jonathan Johnson believes that the Ligue 1 side should consider a reunion with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
“Take Adrien Rabiot, for example; bringing him back would be a fairly substantial risk given how he left the club in 2019, yet he remains a quality midfielder who excelled at the recent World Cup in Qatar and is available on a free transfer,” Johnson wrote in his weekly PSG Talk column. “At 27, he has years left at the top level and knows the club and certain players—like former midfield partner Marco Verratti—very well.
“His relationship with the fans, in particular, was severely damaged, but it could be worth attempting to salvage that by focusing on smart business.”
As Johnson touched on, Rabiot did not necessarily leave PSG on good terms. Rabiot spent seven seasons at PSG, and his last appearance with the club came in a UEFA Champions League fixture in Dec. 2018. He was later dropped from the squad by now-former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel, and he ended up completing a free transfer move to Juventus after the season.
PSG was linked with Rabiot in the last summer transfer window, but the French midfielder wound up staying put at Juventus. He is set to become a free agent in this year’s summer transfer window.