It’s been reported this week that manager Mauricio Pochettino is getting his January transfer window plans in place early and as such we have now opened negotiations with often liked club, Paris Saint-Germain, for the services of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
The 23-year-old French international has been linked with Spurs previously and despite his young age in the game, he does boast well over 150 appearances for the Ligue 1 side and that does include Champions League experience as well.
The claim has come from French site Paris United who again Tweeted the speculation as if it was some kind of update.
Outre le Barca, la Juventus, City, et Tottenham discutent avec le clan #Rabiot. Ces derniers aimeraient directement discuter avec Nasser mais enchaîne les rendez-vous à l'étranger. Relation tendue entre #Henrique et #Rabiot.
— Paris United (@parisunited6) September 10, 2018
“In addition to Barca, Juventus, City, and Tottenham are chatting with the #Rabiot clan. They would like to talk directly with Nasser but go on meetings abroad. Tense relationship between #Henrique and #Rabiot.”
Their own links talking up a move go back a fair way and this one has rumbled on with the rumour mill and it looks like it won’t be going anywhere soon, but I fail to see how there’s more in this today than there was during August’s claims.
Hes exactly what we need.savage player
— Tron (@TronTromatic) September 10, 2018
The rumour that never dies
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) September 10, 2018
for his sake, i hope not
— E ☭ (@spagyama) September 10, 2018
Seems like we're buying from only ajax & psg.
— Spurs Addict (@kylehotspurs) September 10, 2018
We might get him on a free now?
— Timo the Yido (@Timo_C15) September 10, 2018
Never gonna happen
— Patrick Souza (@PatrickRSouza) September 10, 2018
— ???????? (@JMJH230400) September 10, 2018
Perfect Dembele replacement imo. Left footed tall box to box midfielder
— William (@spursy_chirpy) September 10, 2018
We can always dream
— Fred (@fredfq_bob) September 10, 2018
Someone out there expects us to believe this crap
— M (@michaelc1961) September 10, 2018
One rumour-mongers rumour being passed on by another. Kind of a version of Chinese whispers.
— Steve Isaac (@steveisaac26) September 10, 2018
As the above social media responses show, it’s certainly got a section of the fanbase excited if the club can pull it off. Others, well, they aren’t quite as convinced.
One thing is for sure though, if our January captures are of that calibre it would go some way to making up for a quiet summer and the somewhat disruptive headlines we’ve had in the first half of the 2018/19 campaign.