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Tottenham could reportedly sign midfielder, that Hugo Lloris applauded in 2020 for his improving maturity

Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot this summer, as Fabio Paratici edges closer to joining Spurs. The French midfielder has gained plenty of plaudits since his move to Juventus – including praise from Hugo Lloris, who believes Rabiot is growing in maturity.

Rabiot, 26, joined Juventus from PSG in the summer of 2019. Since then, he has clocked up 84 appearances in all competitions. His improved form with Old Lady has seen him become a regular for France, too. The midfielder, who is in France’s Euro 2020 squad, has 15 caps for Didier Deschamps’ side.

Now, Gazzetta Dello Sport claim Tottenham want him. That is because Paratici is set to leave Juventus after an 11-year stint and join Spurs – and Rabiot could be one of his first additions. A year ago, Lloris is quoted by Maxi Foot as saying that Rabiot has great ability – and is getting better.

“Adri has always had the potential, that’s nothing new. Since signing for Juventus. In the national team, there are moments. He performs very well, as evidenced by his match against Portugal. He fits perfectly into the team. It’s nice to see him flourish within the team,” Lloris said in April 2020.

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It is an area of Tottenham’s side that needs improving. Much like the entire defence and probably a replacement for Lloris, Spurs also need a more progressive midfielder alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks and Gio Lo Celso are options.

But none have held down that position on a more regular basis. Bringing in Rabiot would give Spurs more height, better defensive cover for a poor defence – but also a player that is just as progressive. For a decent fee, Rabiot would be a top signing.

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