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Liverpool rival Barcelona for midfield ace as Jurgen Klopp eyes key January agreement

Liverpool have reportedly entered the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, joining Barcelona in the pursuit for his signature.

The 23-year-old has impressed for the Ligue 1 giants thus far, racking up 208 appearances in all competitions already while winning a string of domestic titles.

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In turn, coupled with his technical quality and creative abilities in midfield, he has emerged as one of the top talents in Europe, but with his current contract set to expire next summer, question marks have been raised about his future in the French capital.

According to The Mirror, via L’Equipe, Liverpool are now considering a swoop in the New Year with a possible pre-contract agreement being reached for him to move to Anfield next summer being touted.

Nevertheless, they’re at a disadvantage currently as with the transfer window still open for Spanish sides, Barcelona are also said to be keen and could yet look to secure a deal before the end of the month.

It remains to be seen whether or not they’re successful in their pursuit, and whether Rabiot is open to the idea of a move to the Nou Camp even though given his technical class, he is arguably a perfect fit for the Catalan giants.

With fierce competition for places from the likes of Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur and Arturo Vidal amongst others though, it’s debatable as to whether he would be able to establish himself as a first-team regular.

He’d arguably face the same headache on Merseyside given Jurgen Klopp’s options in that department, but with the Mirror specifically suggesting that the German tactician is keen on the Frenchman, it remains to be seen if the Reds are able to strengthen further as they look to compete on multiple fronts moving forward.

Adding Rabiot to the likes of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Fabinho would certainly give them a different dynamic in the middle of the pitch and given it would potentially be on a free transfer, it could be a very shrewd bit of business.

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