Report: Spurs willing to break wage structure to sign long-term target

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are surely set to splash the cash this summer after having failed to bring in any new faces in the past 15 months.

Spurs’ last transfer signing came in the form of Lucas Moura from PSG back in January 2018.

However, Tottenham did take the decision to wave goodbye to long-serving central midfield star Mousa Dembele in January this year, as he transferred away to the Chinese Super League.

Spurs have yet to bring in any long-term replacement for the player, who was a permanent fixture in the first team since Pochettino took over five years ago.

Calcio Mercato now claim that PSG could be the source of Spurs’ solution yet again, as they are willing to smash their wage structure to sign wantaway midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

Spurs are said to have been interested in Rabiot for a good while, and even had a bid rejected in January by the midfielder, according to L’Equipe.

TalkSPORT reported Spurs interest in the player way back in 2017.

Rabiot will be available on a free at the end of this season, as his contract expires, so the only fee to contend with would be wages and a potential signing on bonus.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would not be against bringing Rabiot in on a free, as Pochettino often deals with big personalities well, and could get the best out of him. However, if Spurs would have to break their wage structure, or if they believe Rabiot would cause more damage than good to the dressing room, then Tottenham should stay well away.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Time to either give up the ” we haven’t spent for 15 months so we must spend now” diatribe – Jeb. Either that or give up your attempts to be a Sports writer. (you have a long way to go) Rabiot is destined to become the next Balottelli – allowing a diseased ego to undermine a potentially brilliant football career. Rabiot-could be a helpful addition at Spurs but only if he comes with an attitude change. There is no line up of suitors trying to sign him.

  2. Not only is Rabiot a known trouble maker but he has struggled to hold down a place at PSG under a considerable succession of managers. I dont get what makes people think hes ever going to be better than a french henderson.
    Jack Grealish, Tielemans, NDombele etc look better options for various reasons.

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