Report: West Ham representatives meet with PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot

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West Ham are looking to steal the talented midfielder away from PSG, having also seen him linked with Tottenham.

Rabiot has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, and now West Ham have sent representatives to talk with him, according to Le Parisien.

It is stated that he wants to leave PSG this summer, although the club want to keep the 20-year-old midfielder due to his homegrown status and impressive potential.

First-team chances have been hard to come by for Rabiot since breaking onto the scene with PSG, and as he has struggled to establish himself in the first-team set-up recently, he is looking for a move away.

Although the Ligue 1 giants want to keep ahold of him, they will not prevent the youngster from talking with other clubs, and the report states that Rabiot met with West Ham representatives at Charles de Gaulle airport.

There are no indications as to whether talks were productive, but the Hammers are certainly taking forward steps in their transfer policy by looking to sign the talented midfielder.

Is Rabiot the player West Ham need?

A central midfielder, Rabiot is best deployed as the box-to-box presence alongside some more creative types, although he can also be utilised as a holding midfielder who shields the back-four.

Full of energy and a strong mentality, Rabiot is willing to cover the entire pitch for his team, and is useful in the final third, even if he is better at the defensive side of the game.

Signing Rabiot would also be a statement of intent from the Hammers, as he has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur recently. Le Parisien has reported previously that Spurs are looking to bring him to England, and if West Ham can move for Rabiot ahead of their London rivals, it will prove they mean business.

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