Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both eager to see Barcelona seal a move for PSG and France star Adrien Rabiot so teammate Philippe Coutinho can play alongside them up front. 

This is according to Diario Gol, who note that the duo are keen to see the Frenchman join them at the Camp Nou to allow Coutinho to move from midfield to attack.

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The report also states that Messi and Suarez don’t want to see Dembele line up next to them up front for Barca, and that for Coutinho to replace him in attack, the club are going to have to sign a central midfielder, and it looks like Rabiot is the man they want.

Arsenal and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot

Messi and Suarez want Rabiot at Barca in order for Coutinho to join them in attack

Coutinho has shown during his time with both Barca and Liverpool that he is best when going forward and constructing attacks, something that he’s struggled to do for the Spanish giants when played in the centre of the park.

This news won’t be pleasant for Dembele to hear, as he’d want surely want the backing of his teammates as he finally looks to get his Barcelona career into first gear.

Rabiot would be a great signing for Barca, however we’re sure it’s one that Dembele would rather the club miss out on following this news regarding Messi and Suarez.



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Sam Wilkins