Report: Tottenham Hotspur back off signing transfer target Rabiot

Tottenham Hotspur linked Adrien Rabiot is expected to stay at PSG.

A deal to take Adrien Rabiot from PSG to Tottenham Hotspur may be off, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

Rabiot has been linked with a loan switch to Spurs throughout the transfer window, with the Evening Standard reporting earlier this month that the Frenchman was keen on a move.

The talented teenager has been an afterthought for a regular starting spot at PSG this season, and while he has a long-term contract at the club, a loan deal had been speculated upon.

Now Spurs are said to have backed off a switch from their end, and PSG are not expecting a deal to go through, report L'Equipe.

If it is Tottenham calling it quits on a potential deal, then Spurs fans should not be too alarmed.

Having been seen as a likely addition previously, PSG's intention to keep him permanently suggest that any plan for Spurs to bring him in and hope to keep him long-term, may have been a dead end.

There is no guarantee Rabiot would be a regular starter, with Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb breaking into the first team picture in recent weeks.

If Spurs were going to bring Rabiot in, it would have been better to have him signed already, with Bentaleb's involvement at the African Nations Cup already underway.

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