French newspaper L’Equipe has published an update on alleged Tottenham Hotspur target Adrien Rabiot, and there is a suggestion that a player once regarded as Paul Mitchell’s priority target is no longer regarded as such a necessity.
Back in January, French publication Le Parisien claimed Tottenham’s newly appointed head of recruitment had identified the young midfielder as his key target, but a year on the North London club are well stocked in that area following the emergence of Dele Alli and Eric Dier.
L’Equipe makes reference to a recent interview that Rabiot gave to TF1, in which he suggested he would look to move on next month if he continued to struggle for game-time, but the same report suggests Tottenham are no longer as interested as they once were.
That is no real surprise when you consider the players at Mauricio Pochettino’s disposal, and in truth Rabiot could struggle for minutes if he signed for Spurs just as he is at his current club Paris Saint-Germain.
The 20-year-old has a contract with PSG until the summer of 2019 and he is currently playing regularly for the Ligue 1 club, and when you consider the fee it is likely to take to tempt them into doing business, Tottenham may be wise to simply walk away altogether.