Tottenham Hotspur close to signing Adrien Rabiot on loan, Arsenal backed out - report

Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur on loan, but only after Arsenal backed out.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly close to signing Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain.

According to French media outlet RMC, as reported by Sport Witness, the midfielder will join the North London outfit on loan for the rest of the season, with Spurs having no right to automatically make the move permanent.

The report states that Tottenham have an ‘agreement in principle’ with the Rabiot family, and that the Premier League will not pay any fee for the loan deal.

Tottenham will have to pay at least 70% of Rabiot’s monthly salary, which is an estimated €250,000.

Interestingly, it has also emerged that Arsenal were interested in the 19-year-old’s signature, but they wanted a permanent deal.

PSG want to keep hold of the talented youngster as they see him as one for the future, which meant that Tottenham could swoop in and get him on loan.

It seems that it has worked out well for everyone involved. PSG will have Rabiot available for next season, the player himself is likely to get more playing time, and Tottenham will get an extra central midfielder.

Of course, nothing can be said for sure until and unless an official confirmation comes from either club…

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