Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Adrien Rabiot has turned down a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain for the third time, BeSoccer reports.
Mauricio Pochettino’s quest to bolster his midfield options in the January transfer window has been handed a significant boost, amidst reports that suggest a target for Spurs is looking increasingly likely to be on the move.
BeSoccer reports that Adrien Rabiot has turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain for the third time despite the attempts of manager Thomas Tuchel to get the France international to commit his future to the Ligue 1 champions.
Rabiot’s current deal expires at the end of the season and the 23-year-old is attracting a wide array of interest with the likelihood that his services will be available for free at the end of the season, though PSG’s attempts of securing a renewal are not coming to a close yet.
The difficult thing for Spurs is that Rabiot is likely to command an extremely high contract from any suitor that makes an approach to snatch him from PSG, which is shown by the reports which state the latest deal turned down by Rabiot is worth £6.38m a year.
Spurs have a strict wage structure in place that would be shattered by securing Rabiot, as it would then mean pay increases would be demanded from the key players within Tottenham’s squad.
Pochettino’s business in the transfer market in North London has seen the Argentine boss avoid high-profile transfers, opting instead to draft in players he can develop into a fine fit for his side – including Davinson Sanchez, Lucas Moura, Serge Aurier and Son Heung-Min.
Whilst that has worked in general it hasn’t yielded great success or trophies, and the former Southampton manager should change transfer strategy and sign a player who can make a difference for them now.