When thinking of the brightest midfield talents in European football 12 months ago one of the first names that would've come to mind was PSG man Adrien Rabiot. The 23 year-old has risen through the ranks at the Parc des Princes against all odds to become a first team regular and one of the first names on the teamsheet under Laurent Blanc then Unai Emery.
The Parisians have built up a big reputation for shelling out mega transfer fees over the last few seasons since the massive cash injection from Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chairman of Qatar Sports investment. So it's a massive testament to Rabiot's ability that he's managed to break through and play in a team alongside the likes of Neymar (£198m) and Kylian Mbappe (£154m).
But over the course of the 2018/19 season things have turned very sour for Rabiot in the French capital. His antics and behaviour off the pitch have been called into question, with him regularly receiving fines from Thomas Tuchel for late arrivals to training and even reportedly partying after the clubs shock Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United - landing him in some serious hot water. His attitude towards the club has come under scrutiny and it's come to a head by his refusal to sign a new contract, which hasn't gone down well with PSG's hierarchy or the fans.
PSG aren't used to being given the runaround by players and especially by one that's worked their way up through the academy - so it's fair to say they haven't taken his contract refusal too well so far. Several public spats and wars of words with the media (mainly coming from his mother) has seen Rabiot fail to make a single first appearance since mid-December, resulting in him being banished to the reserves.
The 23 year-old has pinned all his hopes on a move to another elite club which has all but ended his chances at remaining in Paris. He's clearly a talented player but his ego is clearly a major issue and could well put off several potential suitors, so what next for Adrien Rabiot?