Why Tottenham no longer need Adrien Rabiot

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Tottenham Hotspur may still be linked with the PSG midfielder but they do not need him.

According to a recent report from French publication Maxifoot, Tottenham Hotspur maintain an interest in Paris Saint-German midfielder Adrien Rabiot, but in truth Mauricio Pochettino’s side no longer need him.

Back in January, Le Parisien claimed Rabiot was a priority target for Tottenham’s new head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, but despite the regular links thereafter the young Frenchman remained where he is.

At the time, a move to Tottenham would have made sense, but since then Pochettino has shown his faith in Eric Dier and been repaid with a string of fine performances that suggest the England under-21 international is going to become a wonderful defensive midfielder.

With Nabil Bentaleb already at the club, that position is well covered, and while Rabiot is versatile enough to also play in more of an advanced role what Spurs really need is an experienced midfielder to supplement their excellent young prospects.

Couple that with the fact that Rabiot has barely featured for PSG this season and the reality is that while the player may well be desperate to move on Tottenham are no longer in desperate need of such a player.

If he remains on Mitchell’s wish list the move could still happen in due course, but Dier’s emergence could have forced a rethink, and rightly so.

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