Does Adrien Rabiot's change of agent make him a possibility for Tottenham?
Tottenham may have been in the hunt for Adrien Rabiot in the past, as ESPN reported, but reports from Spanish newspaper Sport suggest that a move could suddenly be back on the table.
They claim that a deal which appeared close to completion with Barcelona has now been set back, with the midfielder looking to replace his agent, his own mother, after the breakdown in talks as he remains exiled at Paris Saint-Germain.
That could open the door to renewed interest from Tottenham and may make a move to London a more attractive proposition for the Frenchman, who is expected to leave the Parc des Princes this summer on a free transfer.
As Tottenham continue to grow in stature with their new stadium ever-nearer an opening and with progress in the Champions League looking likely, they may feel that their offer to the 23-year-old may be more convincing, particularly if Barcelona’s interest has faded.
Few doubt the quality of the midfielder and he would represent the addition of a player of real stature, whilst also matching many of the club’s key transfer attributes in that he is young, available cheaply and has room for improvement.
A change of agent may not be enough to say that the deal is almost done, but it certainly seems that is a move which favours Tottenham compared to much of what has happened in their pursuit of Rabiot.