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Adrien Rabiot’s mother accuses PSG president of ‘poisoning’ the team

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Adrien Rabiot’s mother has taken another swipe at Paris Saint-Germain by claiming that Nasser Al-Khelaifi is “poisoning” the squad.

These stunning accusations come in light of Rabiot’s continued expulsion from the PSG first-team. The rumoured Barcelona target has been sidelined since December after refusing to discuss a new contract.

Therefore, Rabiot will leave the Parc Des Princes in the summer once his existing deal has finally expired.

But the 24-year-old’s mother and agent, Veronique Rabiot, has been openly critical of the way PSG have dealt with her son. She even recently accused the French champions of treating him as a prisoner.

And now Veronique has slammed PSG president Al-Khelaifi for instilling “poison” into the team.

“The president [Al-Khelaifi] has made a completely unfair decision and everybody knows that,” she told Agence France Presse.

“By doing this, he has instilled a poison in his team, which has done its work over the past five months — Nasser has broken his own team up because he forgot about the human factor.

“When you make decisions in life, there are short, medium and long-term consequences. Failing to understand that when you are the president of a football club is to not know football, nor football players.

“Above all, it shows that you do not know men.”

Veronique added: “His team-mates know that Adrien is suffering, even if he says nothing — that suffering resonates.

“I am not saying that it is a conscious thing, I actually think that it is totally subconscious from the other players.

“However, there is a gangrene there. Nasser has taken away their serenity — you cannot ignore it when one of the best players in your team is abused in front of your eyes.”

Despite winning their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons, PSG have suffered an unusually disappointing domestic campaign by their usual high standards.

After being knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals in January, PSG lost the Coupe de France final to Rennes on penalties last weekend.

Arsenal v Paris Saint Germain - International Champions Cup 2018
SINGAPORE – JULY 28: Adrien Rabiot #25 of PSG and Mesut Ozil #10 of Arsenal competes for the ball during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain at the National Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)