Connect with us

ARTICLES

Three reasons why Tottenham should sign Rabiot

Published

on

Adrien Rabiot has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur on more than one occasion in the past few transfer windows. The links of course, seem as though they won’t die down till the media sees Rabiot don the white jersey of the London based side. Rabiot is a talented youngster who has the potential to become a wonderful midfielder in the future. At PSG right now, he is only a squad player. He has amassed 374 minutes in the league with 4 starts and 2 substitute appearances. For a 20-year old, that’s a far cry from “bad”, but he and his agent mother have thrown plenty of tantrums about the lack of game-time he has got at PSG.

Here are three reasons why Tottenham can and should sign Rabiot

Pochettino can work wonders with youngsters

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has shown he can do very well with young players. If last season, it was Ryan Mason, Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb, this time it is Eric Dier and Dele Alli. At Southampton as well, we saw the likes of Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers do well and early big money moves to big clubs. The 43-year-old manager has the reputation of investing in youth and nurturing it and he has lived up to it in recent years. One mustn’t forget he also worked with Philippe Coutinho at Espanyol.

Rabiot could hence choose to come in extremely capable hands. The fact that nine of the sixteen last players called up by Hodgson for England duty have been coached by Pochettino also adds to his case.

Offers something different besides adding quality in depth

In Rabiot, Spurs can get a player for the future, but one who could provide able depth and quality at the moment.

Rabiot is capable of playing anywhere in the midfield, from the holding role to a more box to box attacking role. He has usually been deployed in a deeper role for PSG and has proved his worth. But he works best sitting in the heart of the pitch and orchestrating play from the centre. He is not very imposing physically, but makes up for it with his vision to help his side. He can thread neat through balls and passes to his teammates and move the play forward.

 

At the moment, Spurs don’t have someone of the same exact mould within their ranks. He offers something different to the team, but can also be used as a backup if something were to happen to Dier or Alli and could be an upgrade on Demeble.

He can get more time under his belt at Spurs

There has been a case made that despite Blanc using the player regularly in the last few weeks, it has been done only against the lowest opponents. However, it can be argued that he played 73 minutes in the Champions League game against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Still, one feels that Rabiot who has been so desperate to be involved more on the pitch can do so at Spurs more than PSG. Under Pochettino, age isn’t a factor as so many players have shown, most recently Dele Alli, the 19-year-old sure starter in the Spurs team. It’s hard to see him getting the game time he needs to fulfil his potential in the dark blue shirt. Whether that will happen right away at Spurs is also not a guarantee, there isn’t one at any football club, but considering all the factors, one can see him progressing faster at Tottenham than at Paris Saint Germain.

 

Spurs Transfer News

Gareth Bale Gareth Bale
ARTICLES16 hours ago

“He’d be a great boost”: Former Tottenham Hotspur favourite urged to return to club

Gareth Bale urged to return to Tottenham by Danny Murphy As reported by the Express, former Tottenham star Danny Murphy...

ARTICLES17 hours ago

Tottenham plotting to hijack Arsenal’s transfer for veteran Premier League star

Tottenham plan late swoop to beat Arsenal in race for Willian According to a report from the Independent (h/t Football.london),...

Southampton remove Tottenham target Hojbjerg as club captain Southampton remove Tottenham target Hojbjerg as club captain
ARTICLES17 hours ago

Tottenham close to signing priority transfer target in £15m deal

Tottenham edging closer to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg transfer According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are on the...

Troy Deeney has been with Watford since 2010 Troy Deeney has been with Watford since 2010
ARTICLES18 hours ago

Tottenham offered a chance to sign 32-year-old English striker this summer

Tottenham offered a shot at signing Troy Deeney According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have been...

Kim Min-jae joined Beijing Guoan in 2019 (Getty Images) Kim Min-jae joined Beijing Guoan in 2019 (Getty Images)
ARTICLES18 hours ago

Report: Tottenham face intense battle to sign 23-year-old Asian star

Tottenham face intense battle to land Kim-Min Jae According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Football.london), Tottenham have...

Zeki Celik still has three years on his contract Zeki Celik still has three years on his contract
ARTICLES19 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham face competition from PL rivals for €20m-rated Turkish star

Everton to battle Tottenham Hotspur for Zeki Celik According to a report from The Times, Tottenham Hotspur will have to...

Milan Skriniar Milan Skriniar
ARTICLES19 hours ago

Tottenham’s proposal for a swap deal for 25-year-old Serie A star rejected

Inter Milan reject Tottenham Hotspur’s swap deal proposal for Milan Skriniar According to a report from TransferMarketWeb.com (h/t Express), Inter...

Robin Koch Robin Koch
ARTICLES19 hours ago

Tottenham to battle London rivals for the signing of versatile German defensive star

Tottenham and West Ham United to battle for Robin Koch According to a report from The Sun (h/t Football.london), Tottenham...

Serge Aurier Serge Aurier
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Report: Tottenham will demand £23m for 27-year-old star amid European interest

Tottenham Hotspur to demand £23m for Serge Aurier According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur will demand...

David Brooks joined Bournemouth in 2018 David Brooks joined Bournemouth in 2018
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Tottenham will have to pay £40m to sign 23-year-old Welshman from Championship outfit

Bournemouth value David Brooks at £40m amid Tottenham interest According to journalist Alan Nixon of The Sun (h/t Wales Online),...