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Several media outlets are reporting that Juventus midfielder and French international Adrien Rabiot is ready to extend his stay in Turin, and will probably put pen to paper on a contract extension in the coming weeks.
The 28-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the 2023-24 season. His contract had also expired at the end of the 2022-23 campaign, but he has decided to stay at the Allianz Stadium for another year on improved personal terms. Rabiot currently earns an annual salary of €7 million and, despite strong interest from the Premier League, could sign for another year on the same salary. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, a strong relationship with coach Max Allegri is the main reason for his desire to stay. In fact, Allegri was one of the main reasons why Rabiot had wanted to sign for Juventus in 2019. However, the coach had left the club at the end of the 2018-19 season, before the two had a chance to work together. A few months after the arrival of Maurizio Sarri to replace Allegri, Rabiot’s mother and agent Véronique had considered asking to move away from Juventus due to the lack of constant playing time. Things began to improve under Andrea Pirlo, but Rabiot’s return to top-level form largely coincided with Allegri’s return.