Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot says it was the ‘best decision’ to stay at the club last summer and that he feels ‘lucky’ to have avoided joining Manchester United.
The France international was expected to join the Red Devils in early August after United agreed a fee with Juventus for the former Paris Saint-Germain ace.
However, Rabiot’s representatives were demanding eye-watering wages and United pulled out of a deal to sign the midfielder.
That decision saw United ramp up their pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and the Brazilian’s been sensational since moving to Old Trafford.
Rabiot is out of contract at the end of the season, raising the possibility that United could make a cut-price move for him in January or sign him on a free transfer next summer.
But the Frenchman appears in no mood to move to Old Trafford, saying they he feels ‘lucky’ to have stayed at Juventus.
‘It’s true, there were contacts with Premier League clubs, but in the end, I was lucky to stay, perhaps it was the best decision,” he told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
‘The Premier League is the most followed league, but I don’t think about the future. I am focused on the World Cup. The club and I are in no hurry, there’s serenity so we can consider all options.’
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