“He will join a big club who wins trophies” – Former player is critical of Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Former defender William Gallas has given a brutally honest assessment of why he feels that Adrien Rabiot passed on the opportunity to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Gallas has claimed that Rabiot did not want to move to Spurs as they are not a big club who wins trophies.

Mauricio Pochettino is reported to have held a phone call with Rabiot prior to the transfer window closing to try and persuade him to move to North London (Express).

The 23-year-old French international midfielder has not played for PSG since early December after failing to agree a new contract.

His existing deal expires at the end of the season and Rabiot has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona, although the player is reportedly happy to stay at PSG for the remainder of the campaign before moving on.

Rabiot had looked set to head to Barcelona at the end of the season on a free transfer, but an agreement has not been reached.

Barcelona were considered favourites to sign the France international however, they were accused of making an illegal approach and stepped back from negotiations.

The Catalan side did confirm their interest in the player, though maintained innocence regarding any wrongdoing.

When asked about the Rabiot to Spurs speculation, Gallas told LeoVegas: “There is no chance that Rabiot will go to Tottenham. If he leaves Paris Saint-Germain, he will join a big club who wins trophies.”

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  1. Can hardly blame Rabiot for not wanting to sign for Tottenham, at least not when we are creating such a negative legacy that seems devoid of the appropriate ambition and intent requisite for success! Tottenhams transfer policy has become farcical.

  2. Gallas is obviously stuck in the now somewhat distant past. This is not your 1990s Tottenham Gallas. This is a huge club now, a perennial power and only in the very beginning of its ascendency. Just watch. In ten years Tottenham will be the winning more trophies and titles than any English club.


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