Report: Tottenham lead race to sign Adrien Rabiot in January
Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign Adrien Rabiot, with Corriere dello Sport reporting that Juventus want to sell the Frenchman before the end of his contract in the summer.
Rabiot has had a mixed time in Turin. But there is little doubt that he has enjoyed a really impressive campaign to date, for club and country.
He had been superb for Juve leading into the World Cup. And he followed that with some excellent displays as France went on to reach another final in Qatar.
Tottenham leading race for Rabiot
With that, there is something of a split over what happens next for Rabiot. According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Massimiliano Allegri wants the 27-year-old to stay for the rest of the season, even if he is not going to sign a new contract.
The Juve hierarchy meanwhile, would prefer to sell him for a fee next month. And with that, Tottenham are seemingly ready to spring into action.
It is suggested that Spurs lead the race to sign Rabiot next month. And an offer of up to £13.2 million could seal a deal. In fact, Juventus would reportedly consider selling him for as little as £8.8 million.
There is rival interest. Chelsea and Liverpool want the midfielder in January. Meanwhile, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and former club Paris Saint-Germain all have their eye on a summer deal.
Rabiot would be an interesting signing for Tottenham. On his day, he is an ‘excellent‘ midfielder capable of playing in a few different roles. But his form has been quite inconsistent over the years.
His transfer fee will not take a big bite out of their budget. But Calciomercato has suggested that he was demanding £166,000-a-week wages when he was in talks with Manchester United in the summer. So he will not come cheap.
But it seems that Tottenham are poised in case Juve decide he will be sold next month.