French reports claim Tottenham have entered the race to sign Adrien Rabiot, but fans are completely split on a move for the PSG midfielder.
While PSG are not expected to face Financial Fair Play sanctions this summer, the French media do expect them to offload one or two first team players, and Rabiot could be one of them.
Dembele is of course expected to leave North London this summer. The Belgian beast is entering the last 12 months of his contract, and it’s probably better for all parties involved to cash in on the fan favourite midfielder now.
Rabiot is a defensive midfielder like Dembele, but they are certainly not identical players. Rabiot is less athletic than the Belgian but far more technically gifted and a truly excellent passer.
The 23 year-old rose through the youth ranks with the French champions, and already has six France caps. He is sort of press resistant in a way, using his incredible composure and coolness on the ball to work his way out of tight situations in midfield.
Valued at £45m by Transfermarkt, the midfielder is reportedly out of contract next summer, so Spurs could get an excellent deal if they move now.
Fans can’t decide on the links though, with some absolutely loving the idea of signing the 6-cap star, while others don’t think he’s good enough to fill Dembele’s boots.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Ryan Mason in a wig. 👍
— Nick Barry 🏴⚽️ (@nickpixtxt) July 2, 2018
Rabiot is good but not Dembele good.
— Dean Faccini (@DeanFaccini) July 3, 2018
He seems to have his detractors. All I know is he’s done well when I’ve been fortunate enough to see him in the UCL. So I’m not against the move, if it happens.
— Kanyiso Colani (@KayyColani) July 3, 2018
Ideal replacement for Dembele if Mousa does leave. Sad to see Mousa go but the time is probably right for him & Spurs
— Anthony Heard (@AnthonyH7) July 3, 2018
Not good enough for Spurs
— Zayne (@Zayne55748341) July 2, 2018
He’s nt even gd!
— Tom (@gimmethecrack) July 2, 2018
Please let this actually happen????
— ???????Benjamin Paris?????????? (@BenjaminParis1) July 2, 2018
Hopefully this is true, would be great signing ?
— Sammy Conway (@sammyhconway) July 2, 2018