This time last year, the future of Adrien Rabiot was thrown into doubt when his mother went to battle with Paris Saint-Germain regarding his future. Tottenham Hotspur were heavily linked by talkSPORT with a move for the then teenager – even in the January window the rumours returned.
Before making his return to the PSG first-team, Rabiot signed a new deal until 2019, but that doesn’t seem to be the end of the matter, with Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo linking the France under-21 international with a move to either Valencia or Sevilla this summer.
Rabiot has slowly pushed his way into Laurent Blanc’s plans, but the midfielder will be hoping to feature more next season - but if PSG splash the cash on any midfielders, it could limit his chances once again.
This season he has made 20 appearances in Ligue 1 and has played his part in the three cup competitions, but overall he is still only averaging 57 minutes per appearance.
Spurs were linked with a loan move last season, and that is perhaps something that Rabiot and PSG should look at for next season. If the midfielder could go somewhere and play or start around 30 games, it would put him in a much stronger position for the following campaign.
PSG won’t want to lose a midfield option, but if he is not playing regularly, he could start to fall away. PSG are constantly striving for European greatness. They will always be looking to sign top players, so failure to make a mark on the squad would see him perhaps fall away.
There is no point in a loan move or permanent deal that doesn’t see his time on the pitch increase. That’s what the player and his mother have to worry about. The grass isn’t always greener.