Tottenham express keen Adrien Rabiot interest ahead of January move

Tottenham Hotspur have expressed a keen interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to L’Equipe via Sports Witness.

The 23-year-old is out of contract in the summer with the French champions and is unlikely to renew his deal.

Spurs, Juventus and FC Barcelona are on keen on Rabiot and could move for him in January.

Tottenham express keen interest in Rabiot

SINGAPORE – JULY 30: Adrien Rabiot #25 of Paris Saint Germain interviews during the International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint Germain and Clu b de Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images for ICC)

Despite the stopgap that is Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham still have a central-midfield issue on their hands.

With both Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele sidelined and Harry Winks continuing to struggle with injuries, this is an area the club need to address.

It is understood that the answer could be Rabiot with the midfielder set to depart Paris in the coming months.

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He has fallen out with manager Thomas Tuchel and is showing no signs of renewing his contract in the French capital.

Now with Spurs intent on landing a midfielder, Rabiot could prove an attractive option for a good price.

The North London club have already expressed a keen interest and could indeed make their move during the winter window.

Rabiot’s wage demands causing an issue

Rabiot and Messi

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 08: Adrien Rabiot of PSG in action with Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

It is understood that the player is demanding wages worth around 10m euros-per-year after tax.

To put these demands into context, Kopa Trophy recipient Kylian Mbappe is earning that with the Ligue 1 club.

PSG are unwilling to put Rabiot on such wages and it is also unlikely any clubs interested would be unwilling to match his demands either.


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