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Reported snub mustn’t deter Daniel Levy in quest to land contract rebel Adrien Rabiot

Reported snub mustn’t deter Daniel Levy in quest to land contract rebel Adrien Rabiot

According to a recent report from RTL (via Sky Sports), Adrien Rabiot looks set to leave French giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2019. The 23-year-old has come up through the ranks at the Parc des Princes and been a regular in the first team pretty much ever since breaking into the senior set-up back in 2012, although it doesn’t look as though he has much of a future at the Ligue 1 champions.

And that’s because recent comments from his agent suggest that he will definitely not be signing a contract extension with Thomas Tuchel’s side, and while reports earlier this week suggested that he had rejected a move to Premier League outfit Tottenham, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy shouldn’t be deterred in his quest to land Mauricio Pochettino the perfect Tottenham signing.

The Breakdown

Ultimately, the midfield ranks at the North London outfit look set for some change come the end of the season what with Mousa Dembele’s contract set to expire in the summer, and no new agreement seemingly likely to keep the Belgian ace at the club.

And with Victor Wanyama’s fitness proving to be something of a problem in recent times, it seems pretty clear that Pochettino could do with another hugely accomplished option in the middle of the park – after all, it was the combination of Dembele and Wanyama which helped the club finish second behind Chelsea in the Premier League in 2017.

And while the efforts of Eric Dier, Harry Winks, and Moussa Sissoko haven’t gone unnoticed, Spurs need greater quality and players of the calibre of Dembele and Wanyama to take the next step in their pursuit of major honours – Rabiot is of that calibre.

The 23-year-old has proven to be a hugely adept central midfielder over the years at PSG, scoring 24 goals and laying on 17 assists in 224 appearances for the French heavyweights, with the France international pretty much a regular throughout his time at the club other than this season.

And in possessing similar midfield traits to that of Dembele, be it great calmness and strength on the ball in making driving runs and picking a pass, or indeed tenacity off it in breaking up play with well-timed tackles and interceptions, the Frenchman appears to be exactly what Spurs need in the middle of the park were the Belgium international to leave.

And at the tender age of 23, yet having already achieved so much in the game at PSG, Rabiot would be the perfect signing for both the present and indeed the future – he’s the calibre of signing Tottenham must now target if they are to compete with England and Europe’s elite clubs.

Thus, while reports suggested that the 23-year-old has turned down Spurs, the fact that Rabiot’s agent has confirmed that he will be leaving PSG should be of interest to Tottenham chairman Levy – he shouldn’t be deterred by the former reports in his quest to land Pochettino the perfect Spurs signing.

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