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PSG outcast Rabiot facing axe


Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot met with club officials on Wednesday to hear if his suspension from duty could lead to his sacking by the French champions.

A decision will be forthcoming in two days’ time the club said of the 23-year-old Rabiot, who has been gradually frozen out of PSG since refusing to sign a contract extension.

Rabiot was suspended after partying at a Paris nightclub following PSG’s Champions League elimination by Manchester United.

He was placed on ‘mis a pied’, a form of suspension in France which often leads to an employee being sacked.

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique said the club had been deeply unhappy with the player’s attitude.

“I find unacceptable the attitude and lack of professionalism of a player like Adrien Rabiot towards the club, his teammates and the fans,” Henrique said on RMC Sport, referring to the night out. 

“Remember up to June 30, 2019 he is part of our squad.”

The 23-year-old French international has not played for PSG since early December since balking at signing a fresh contract with the press saying the player’s mother, also his agent, had annoyed the club.

He was then forced to train with the reserves but made a legal complaint and won a judgement ordering the club to include him in first-team training.

Rabiot, who has made more than 150 top-flight appearances, also rejected a chance to be on standby for France’s World Cup-winning squad.

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