Monday, January 18, 2021

Adrien Rabiot rejects Tottenham move and would rather join this Premier League side!

The Frenchman’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

Adrien Rabiot is the subject of talking in winter transfer window. The Frenchman is all set to leave Paris Saint Germain. Rabiot’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and that makes him free to discuss offers from foreign clubs. He has been linked with the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal. Barcelona are also looking for his signature. Rabiot has rejected the move to join Tottenham and would prefer a move to this Premier League side.

Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a transfer blow after they were rebuffed by Paris Saint-Germain exile Adrien Rabiot, with the Frenchman preferring a move to Liverpool. The PSG midfielder has been banished to the reserve team after refusing to sign a new contract. With his current deal expiring in six months, though a long-mooted move to Barcelona appears to have stalled after the Catalan side signed Frenkie de Jong. PSG would prefer to sell Rabiot now, rather than lose him for nothing. According to L’Equipe, Spurs made a late approach. The north Londoners were prepared to offer Rabiot a lucrative contract and signing-on fee. Pochettino also spoke to the 24-year-old in the week and guaranteed him a starting role.

Rabiot’s former teammates, Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura, also tried to convince him. But his entourage have now officially declined a move. Rabiot sees Spurs as a step down from PSG, while Paris United also report that he has always seen himself joining Liverpool if he ever moved to the Premier League. The box-to-box midfielder supported the Reds as a child and modelled his game on Steven Gerrard. The Frenchman is a fan of Jurgen Klopp’s management. Liverpool have shown interest in Rabiot in the past. While Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also keen on trying to lure him away from PSG.

Author’s Take:

Barcelona are still favourites, though will likely need to offload Ivan Rakitic before they can complete a deal. It leaves Liverpool in a great position to swoop in and land Rabiot on a free transfer.

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