Tottenham have received a major boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, with RMC Sport reporting that the French international has been ‘absent from training’ and is keen to ‘move away’ from the Parc des Princes.
With Mousa Dembele expected to leave the club, in addition to Victor Wanyama’s past injury troubles, lack of playing time and uncertain future, Tottenham may be in need of signing a replacement midfielder. Rabiot has been on their radar and his fallout with PSG should boost their chances of signing him.
The 23-year-old’s deal with the Parisians is up next summer, so Tottenham could either sign him in January for a cut-price or try to agree a pre-contract when the winter transfer window opens. Rabiot is valued at £24m by CIES which is certainly affordable on Tottenham’s end. His wage demands might be a stumbling block, however.
L’Equipe state that Rabiot wants his wages at PSG to be in line with Kylian Mbappe if he’s to sign a new deal, which means Tottenham could be faced with paying more than £300K-per-week to secure the midfielder’s signature. It’s very unlikely they will meet his demands, which could mean no deal goes through. Rabiot might struggle convincing any club to pay so much, however.