New Juventus signing Adrien Rabiot admits that the chance to play with Cristiano Ronaldo was a factor in him choosing to join the Italian champions.
After his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired, the Frenchman joined Juventus on a free transfer and has signed a four-year contract worth €7 million per season.
“I had the chance of playing with two other great players [Kylian Mbappe and Neymar],” he said at his unveiling.
“Cristiano had weight on my decision, but I know that Juve’s squad is full of great players and the spirit here is positive.”
Rabiot spent 2018/19 working alongside Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon in Paris and the veteran himself could rejoin the Old Lady this summer.
“Buffon told me a lot of interesting things,” the midfielder said.
“His opinion held a lot of weight.
“He told me that Juve was the best way to take a step forward in my career. A season here means more than in many other places.”
Despite it being early days for him in Italy, Rabiot has no doubt that his new club is a step above PSG.
“Juventus are a great club,” he said.
“They’re very prestigious and have a great European history and tradition.
“As I see it, they’re a step ahead of PSG.”