Tottenham target’s mother says son is being held hostage

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are one of many clubs who have been linked with PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot over the past few months (Express).

The 23-year-old has fallen out with the PSG management after reportedly refusing to discuss a contract extension with the club.

Rabiot, who will be a free agent in the summer, has been barred from training with the first team by manager Thomas Tuchel and has not been involved in a game for the French giants since December 11th.

The midfielder who was linked to Tottenham in January along with several clubs including Barcelona, has been criticised after being spotted in a night club immediately after the Parisians’ Champions League defeat to Manchester United.

The midfielder also allegedly liked a video from former Man Utd fullback Patrice Evra in which he was critical of PSG after their loss to the Red Devils.

Adrien Rabiot’s mother and agent, Veronique Rabiot has now slammed the club for their treatment of her son.

Speaking to L’Equipe, she said, “I do not want to cry about it, or to weaken even more Adrien saying he is not good.

“We are attacking the human side here. We are modest. I can only tell you that he feels very badly [about] everything that happens.

“Adrien is a prisoner! He is even held hostage by PSG. Soon it will be dry bread, water, and a dungeon! This environment is cruel.

“I can already say that we blamed him for liking the wrong video. This is not the one where Patrice Evra ‘celebrates’ the elimination of Paris.

“And then, there is this nightclub outing … But PSG wants to take care of Adrien’s private life too, when they don’t even want him anymore!

“They want him to put on his pajamas at nine o’clock, before the game, in front of his TV, to go to bed at eleven o’clock!

“These people do not know the rhythm of life of the players? When a player plays, which is his job, he has a training rhythm. In this case, nothing happens for Adrien.

“Adrien is not going to take a pottery class until something happens. He must take care of himself, let him live!”

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  1. Rabiot seemed like an excellent prospect for Spurs – Appears to have some talent which could be developed over time. That was until he started to speak and he came across as an arrogant, self-indulgent youngster witrh a diseased ego and raised some serious doubt about whether he could be sufficiently self-disciplined to accept the development training that he needs. Now that mom/agent has spoken- one can see where the arrogance and self-aggrandizement is coming from. Too bad. Massive potential but probably not developable.


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