Rabiot is ready to return to Juventus, laughs at the 'strike' claim

ROME: Juventus french midfielder Adrien Rabiot He reacted wryly on Wednesday by reporting that his delay in returning to Turin was due to him being on strike protesting the club's cut in wages amid the coronavirus pandemic.

When you realize it's your last day on ... STRIKE! Rabiot wrote on Instagram, along with two laughing emojis and a sad photo of himself.

Soon after, the former Paris Saint-Germain player released a new image, a drawing of a small vial on which Newspapers-TV-Press was written, do not swallow.

The 25-year-old, who has spent the two-month coronavirus confinement at his home on the French Riviera, suggested that he should be back in Turin on Wednesday.

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The Italian newspaper La Stampa had claimed that the Frenchman was on a personal strike at his French Riviera villa in protest at the club's decision to cut wages.

Most foreign Serie A players have now returned to Italy, including Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan.

Italian clubs have been allowed to resume individual training since May 4, but this has been optional for players.

At Juventus, besides Rabiot, Argentina striker gonzalo Higuain He has not yet returned to northern Italy.