Saturday, January 23, 2021

PSG star “held hostage by the club” says agent

PSG endured another disappointing exit from the Champions League and now one of the agents has blamed the club for unfairly treating his client.

Adrien Rabiot’s mother claimed the Paris Saint-Germain outcast is a “prisoner” at the club. Rabiot has been frozen out of the PSG squad since mid-December after failing to agree a new contract. The French midfielder set to leave at season’s end amid reported interest from Tottenham, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Veronique, who’s also the player’s mom, has little sympathy for PSG. She feels the Parisians are treating her son like a prisoner by keeping him away from the club. 

“Soon he’ll be put in a dungeon”

“I do not want to cry about it, or to weaken even more Adrien saying he is not good,” Veronique told L’Equipe . “We are attacking the human side here. We are modest. I can only tell you that he feels very badly [about] everything that happens. Adrien is a prisoner! He is even held hostage by PSG. Soon it will be dry bread, water, and a dungeon! This environment is cruel.”

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The midfielder liked a video on social media of Patrice Evra slamming the Parisians for losing to Solskjaer’s side. Veronique has indicated her son accidentally liked the wrong video from Evra.
“I can already say that we blamed him for liking the wrong video,” Veronique continued. “This is not the one where Patrice Evra ‘celebrates’ the elimination of Paris.”

The Nightout gate

The 23-year-old was also criticised by PSG sporting director Antero Henrique for visiting a nightclub in the hours following the side’s Champions League last-16 exit at the hands of Manchester United. However, she mocked the idea that PSG could be outraged about Rabiot visiting a nightclub at the same time that they are refusing to play him. 

“And then, there is this nightclub outing … But PSG wants to take care of Adrien’s private life too, when they don’t even want him anymore! They want him to put on his pajamas at nine o’clock, before the game, in front of his TV, to go to bed at eleven o’clock!

“These people do not know the rhythm of life of the players? When a player plays, which is his job, he has a training rhythm. In this case, nothing happens for Adrien. Adrien is not going to take a pottery class until something happens. He must take care of himself, let him live!”

Author’s Take

Adrien Rabiot has well and truly burnt the bridges between himself and the club. The Frenchman will surely be moved on this summer. It is a shame because he is already one of the best in his position and can still imrpove. The likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus will be licking their lips at the prospect of securing his signature. Ultimately, PSG’s loss will be someone else’s gain.

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