It has been a pretty good New Year for Tottenham Hotspur fans so far, and whilst they wait for the DVD of their finest ever performance against Chelsea to come out, transfer rumours are keeping them pretty busy – and there is one player who has been causing a fair bit of buzz with the news that Adrien Rabiot could well be set to make a loan move to White Hart Lane.
After Metro claimed that Spurs were leading the race to land the Paris Saint Germain player, not only do questions have to be asked about just how Arsenal managed to miss out on what was thought to be another long term target, but about just how good Rabiot can be in the long term.
Given he is a tender 19 years of age at the minute and has already impressed enough to be placed on the wishlists of several top sides in world football, it seems that the sky is the limit.
The Premier League is a far tougher place that Ligue 1, and should Rabiot manage to prove his worth in the second half of the season, Spurs may well find themselves regretting the fact that they do not have first refusal to buy the player come the end of the reported loan spell.
Of course, the past has proven that the north London side are a selling club, but make the top four of the Premier League this season and things could well change. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is building a side who can not only challenge for a European place, but hopefully for the title as well – and players like Rabiot are a good place to start.
Spurs may have struggled in the first half of the season at times, but with a new manager, there are bound to be teething issues, not to mention the fact that they really only have Harry Kane doing the business up top.
Pochettino is starting to put the foundations in place for a very good side – he has the goalkeeper and the forward, he has the top class number ten and he is getting there with his back four. Adding Rabiot would be a massive coup and one that could well see them beat Arsenal to the top four and a Champions League spot.
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