Paris Saint-Germain have suspended midfielder Adrien Rabiot from the club until the end of March, as reported by France24.
They report that Rabiot went to a nightclub after PSG’s humiliating late Champions League defeat against Manchester United earlier this month, which has drawn the ire of the club.
Rabiot is in the middle of a stand-off with the club and it is obviously up for conjecture whether the French champions would have been so harsh on a player whom they were preparing to lose in the summer in any case.
On the subject of Rabiot’s future, the Sun report that the midfielder has already had talks with Tottenham, among other clubs as his situation has attracted a great deal of attention across Europe.
The Daily Mail report that Spurs are set to end two windows of frugality by showing their commitment to Mauricio Pochettino with an overhaul and a new midfielder will be needed to replace Victor Wanyama and Christian Eriksen, both of whom are expected to leave.
Rabiot has the quality to fit the bill but it remains to be seen how his recent disciplinary issue will go down with Pochettino, who is a renowned disciplinarian.
He may be happy to take on Rabiot regardless, confident his methods can whip him into shape. But on the other hand, the fact that the player has ruptured all ties at the club and is continuing to act up may put the strict Argentine off.
If that is the case, there will likely be plenty of potential suitors to take advantage of a summer bargain.