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Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot will reportedly snub long term suitors Arsenal in favour of a six month loan deal at Tottenham Hotspur.
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Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the highly sought after youngster with the Arsenal boss attempting to broker a move for the midfielder to the red half of North London in the summer.
Manchester City and Chelsea have also been linked with permanent moves for the 19 year old but it seems Tottenham have managed to beat their rivals to his signature, albeit on only a temporary basis.
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) January 3, 2015
Rabiot’s deal at White Hart Lane wouldn’t give Spurs the ability to sign the midfielder at the completion of his loan spell in North London and he’d return to PSG.
French football expert Matt Sprio believes this is because the deal is being used as a way to give Rabiot vital first team experience without harming the French Champions title credentials by dropping one of their experienced, world class stars in midfielder for an untested rookie.
Rabiot only signed a new deal for the Paris club this year which expires in 2019 and Spiro believes the option for Spurs to buy isn’t included due to the unclear future of current PSG boss Laurent Blanc.
Blanc’s frustration at Rabiot’s desire to leave the French capital in recent transfer windows has meant he’s unwilling to give the youngster game time.
However, if the Ligue 1 champions sack their manager in the summer, as has been reported, it would still allow Rabiot to have a future at the Parc des Princes.
Whilst Rabiot’s signature is definitely a coup for Spurs with the number of big clubs chasing him, that he has only been acquired on a temporary basis could mean the North London side are merely nurturing his talent for PSG’s long term benefit.
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