Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur told that Adrien Rabiot will cost around £13.5 million
Tottenham Hotspur have been told that Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot will cost around £13.5 million, according to The Times (subscription required). The north London side has had an interest in him for a long time now – ever since he was a player at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Rabiot sees his current deal expire next year at the Allianz Arena. The Old Lady fear that they could lose the 27-year-old for free next summer, with the midfielder already having decided that he wants to move to the Premier League.
His mother, Veronique who is also his agent has offered the player to both Spurs and Arsenal among others as it is looking highly likely that the Frenchman will play in England in the coming months.
Antonio Conte has made it clear that he wants to add another midfielder to his squad. The Juventus midfielder has been of interest since his Paris Saint-Germain days and it seems that the lilywhites could finally land their target.
The midfielder has been crucial for the Old Lady this season, despite their poor performance both in the league and Europe. He was also pivotal for his country in Qatar as he helped them reach the final, where they just fell short losing after losing to Argentina on penalties.
Rodrigo Bentancur is the only midfielder capable of going forward at the club, with all the others more of defensive minded. Rabiot is known for driving the ball forward and has a knack of being found unmarked in the opposition box when crosses arrive.
Should Conte be able to secure his signature, he could make a fine addition as the north London side prepares for a hectic and congested second half of the season, beginning on Monday (December 26) with a trip to Brentford.
With the 27-year-old being available for such a bargain price, it will be wise for Spurs to make an offer. For Rabiot, this would be an opportunity to showcase his skills in a new league amongst some of the very best players in the world.
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We can use his class, experience, and cool head in the middle of the park. He may not be the best creators in the world but he does his job well – to recycle possession, kickstart attacks, and help his team in defence.