English Premiership

PSG's Rabiot open to Premier League return

2016-09-08 08:40
Adrien Rabiot (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Adrien Rabiot admits he would like to return to England in the future if his career at Paris Saint-German (PSG) doesn't pan out.

The France under-21 international spent a few months at Manchester City's youth academy back in 2008 before eventually joining Les Parisiens.

Rabiot has won four successive Ligue 1 titles since making his PSG debut in 2012, although he struggled for regular game-time under former managers Carlo Ancelotti and Laurent Blanc.

The 21-year-old midfielder was linked with a move away from Parc des Princes during the off-season transfer window, although new head coach Unai Emery refused to let him leave.

Rabiot is hoping to establish himself in Emery's first-team plans this season and harbours ambitions of wearing the captain's armband one day, but he also has a strong desire to play in the Premier League and would consider heading back across the English Channel if the opportunity presents itself.

Speaking to Telefoot website, he said: "I really liked my time in England, and the life there, even outside of football. I told myself that I will return one day.

"I have always had the desire to play in England, it is in me the Premier League... that is football!

"I have also spoken with the coach (Emery) and he told me that he is really counting on me. I want to prove this season that I can be an important player for the team.

"My ambition is to establish myself as a starter at PSG and I think that with that, international recognition with France will also come.

"Of course I am very happy at PSG and I would like to stay for a long time, to grow with the club and to become captain of the team one day, but we cannot predict how things can turn out."

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