Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot has revealed that he is desperate for a move to Roma in January after a transfer collapsed due to unforeseen circumstances in the summer.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly a huge fan of the midfielder who can play in a variety of positions and is only 19, with a bagful of potential to fulfil. The Paris Saint-Germain man has not played for the French Champions this season and has been relegated to the reserves, which has increased his determination to make his way out of the club.
However, at this point, Roma seems like a plausible destination for the youngster given that he had a deal almost finalised with the Serie A club. Arsenal have to act fast if they are to revive their interest in signing the player or risk losing him to a different league. The midfielder made 25 appearances for PSG last season, scoring two goals in the process.
"With Roma, everything was done. It was my choice. I had already decided to wear their shirt. And to be honest, I don't understand why the deal collapsed," he told Canal+.
"I don't know if I will play again for PSG. It was not my choice to play for the reserve team team but it's a pleasure to play football, even training and playing in the fourth tier.
"I'm available to the coach [Laurent Blanc] and he'll decide. We speak very often and he told me that he would love this situation to be resolved," he added.
Talking about his decision to quit PSG, Rabiot explained that it was not for a fear of competition as for the quest of a starting spot in Roma, which isn't going to be too rosy either.
"It's not true that I fear the competition at PSG," he said.
"Look at the other midfielders at Roma. There is competition there, too. Roma are a big club with a nice project and they are now playing in the Champions League.
"Now, we just have to will wait until January to see what we can do," he concluded.