Adrien Rabiot 'tells Juventus he is on STRIKE' amid salary cut

Adrien Rabiot ‘tells Juventus he is on STRIKE and refuses to return to Italy’ in protest against the club cutting £7m of his £28m salary amid the coronavirus crisis – with his mother advising him as his agent

  • Adrien Rabiot is said to be refusing to head back to Juventus over salary protest  
  • The midfielder is currently in France despite Juve returning to the training pitch  
  • Rabiot’s future in Turin is up in the air and he has been linked with a move away 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Juventus star Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on strike from the club over having his wages cut by £7million in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. 

The midfielder is said to be in France where he has been isolating after the pandemic halted Italian football on March 9, but he is refusing to return to Italy amid the disagreement with the club, according to La Stampa. 

Rabiot only joined Juve last summer but his future at the club is already looking hazy and has been linked with a host of European clubs having made just 11 starts under Maurizio Sarri.

Adrien Rabiot is said to be on strike from Juventus because of a disagreement over wage cuts 

The report in the Turin-based newspaper claims Rabiot is staying put in France in a ‘personal strike’ against his club after cutting £7m off his £28m salary as the club looks to protect its finances during the crisis. 

In March players agreed to defer four months’ wages, reportedly worth around £80million to the club.

Juventus are back in training at their Continassa complex, with players being put through individual drills as they practise social distancing measures, but La Stampa says he remains unhappy with the agreement struck to lower wages.

The Frenchman is reportedly staying put in France despite Juventus now returning to training

He is represented by his mother Veronique, who has allegedly advised him to stay in France

The midfielder has uploaded footage showing fans how he is maintaining his fitness at home 

Rabiot’s stance has been advised by his mother Véronique, who acts as the player’s agent, the report adds.

Sportsmail has approached Juventus for comment. 

Juventus are particularly eager for their foreign-based stars to return given that they must spend 14 days in quarantine when they fly into Italy, as per the government’s coronavirus regulations. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently undergoing this period at his home in Turin, with the former Real Madrid forward expected to stay fit using his home gym.

Juventus have reopened their training facility with players such as Juan Cuadrado undergoing individual drills 

The club’s Continassa training facility is adhering to stringent social distancing measures 

Serie A clubs are preparing for a possible restart of the season after the government permitted teams to conduct squad training by May 18. 

Meanwhile, another player the Old Lady are without is Gonzalo Higuain – although he has been given permission to stay in Argentina as he cares for his sick mother. 

Speculation continues to link Rabiot with a move to some major clubs in Europe. Manchester United has been mooted as a possible destination for the Frenchman, while Everton have also been mentioned – which would reunited him with his former PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti. 

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