Adrien Rabiot is causing serious headaches at PSG.
Just like when he signed his last contract, the midfielder has been stringing things out and doesn’t look like he’s about to sign a renewal.
The French club are increasingly worried they could lose the player for nothing, missing out on tens of millions in transfer funds. And funds can’t be set aside at PSG given their FFP battles.
Whilst claims from the Catalan press of the player agreeing to join Barcelona have been denied by the player’s camp, report Le Parisien, PSG are making their own plans about a sale in the January transfer window.
Club director Antero Henrique is working on the ‘project’ and targeting a ‘friend’ who PSG have good links with. Only two potentials are named: Juventus and Tottenham.
The Turin club have been named but they’d almost certainly rather wait for the free transfer, unless a ridiculously good deal is offered. As for Tottenham, they’ve done recent business with the Ligue 1 champions with the purchases of Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura.
Spurs may well feel that a January transfer is too good an opportunity to turn down, given they’d struggle to convince the player on a free.
The issue would be what Rabiot wants, and he may ask for wages which Spurs think are too high.
Le Parisien say PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi hasn’t yet given up and still retains hope of a renewal.