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Tottenham have entered the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in France.

Rabiot was surprisingly left out of France’s World Cup squad despite being a key part of PSG’s title-winning side.

The 23-year-old fell out with France manager Didier Deschamps after refusing to be on-call as a reserve player, and French outlet France Football (via Sport Witness) claims he could now leave Ligue 1 as a result.

The report claims Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing Rabiot as a potential replacement for Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave Spurs for either Italy or China this summer.

However, there are two possible stumbling blocks: Tottenham will face competition from Barcelona and Juventus, and Rabiot’s wage demands are thought to be huge.

Those reasons may prevent Spurs securing a deal, but Rabiot is certainly the calibre of midfielder Pochettino will want to replace Dembele.

Like Dembele, Rabiot only has 12 months remaining on his current contract – perhaps Tottenham won’t mind spending big on wages if they can get Rabiot for a reduced transfer fee.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. He’s a good player and I wouldn’t mind seeing him at Spurs but I don’t see him as a replacement for Dembele, he isn’t dominant enough, NDombele is much more dominant and a more like for like player.

  2. far better to replace dembele, far more complete player, strong defensively but likes to get the ball forward quickly and has great vision and passing range, would make a great partner for dier, let’s hope it happens

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