According to a recent report from RMC (via Sports Mole), Adrien Rabiot’s future appears far from certain heading into the January transfer window. The 23-year-old currently plays his football at Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain having come up through the ranks at the Parc des Princes, but with his contract up at the end of the season, his future in the French capital remains far from certain.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham are one side who have been linked with the midfielder in recent times, and with reports suggesting that he has ended contract talks with PSG, the door could be open for chairman Daniel Levy to lure the France international to North London, and thus arm Pochettino with a potentially game-changing Spurs signing.
Ultimately, Spurs face the very real prospect of losing influential ace Mousa Dembele in the near future given his contract is up at the end of the current campaign, and no agreement over an extension seemingly forthcoming.
And with uncertainly surrounding Victor Wanyama’s form and fitness, Pochettino must be somewhat concerned about the immediate future of his central midfield department – the likes of Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, and Harry Winks are all accomplished players, but more will surely be needed in a side seeking to challenge for major honours.
And while chairman Levy wasn’t willing to spend a great deal during the summer, the only way Pochettino can keep Tottenham close to those teams at the top of the Premier League and in Europe is by spending money on game-changing stars – Rabiot certainly falls into that bracket.
The 23-year-old began his senior career at PSG back in 2012 after a handful of appearances for the club’s junior team, and but for a short spell on loan at fellow French club Toulouse, he has been a regular feature in the first team at the Parc des Princes with 225 appearances for the club, netting 24 goals and laying on 17 assists.
And with 18 appearances in all competitions this time round under the stewardship of Thomas Tuchel, including in both games against Liverpool in the Champions League, Rabiot again looks to play a key role in what success PSG have this term – he’s clearly a hugely accomplished central midfielder.
And at the tender age of 23, there is still plenty more to come from the Frenchman, and under the guidance of Pochettino, who has a proven track record of developing and nurturing young talent into superstars, he could seriously flourish.
So not only could a move to Tottenham be in Rabiot’s best interests, but it would also be in the best interests of Spurs themselves given the uncertainty surrounding Dembele and Wanyama – they face the prospect of their midfield pivot, which played a crucial role in their run to second place in the league back in 2017, being no more.
And with Rabiot’s contract up in the summer, and no agreement reportedly in the offing, the door could be open for Pochettino to lure the supremely talented 23-year-old to North London, an addition which, given his quality, could turn out to be a game-changer for Spurs in the coming years.
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