While Paris Saint-Germain are walking towards yet another Ligue 1 title, having failed to drop a point in the league so far, their Champions League record this year hasn’t been as stellar.
Handed a tough group, needing to overcome both Napoli and Liverpool, the French side currently sit third in it, one point behind the other two, and if there’s one club that could benefit from this, it’s Tottenham.
You might be wondering how we jumped to that conclusion, and we’ll explain that to you straight away: it’s because of Paris United.
A few days ago, Le Parisien in France claimed that Paris Saint-Germain were looking at potentially selling Adrien Rabiot in January (with Spurs a potential destination) in order to avoid letting him go on a free next summer when his contract expires.
The midfielder has yet to renew at the Parc des Princes, and while the Ligue 1 champions are still hopeful he signs, they’re preparing for the worst.
Following claims in Spain Rabiot had said ‘yes’ to Barcelona, Paris United waded in to clear the air, saying that wasn’t the case in an article on their website.
Amid this report, they explain the player’s mother (who is also his agent) is ‘hammering’ her son to wait and see if Paris Saint-Germain qualify for the next round of the Champions League before making his mind up.
Should they fail to do so, then she would then ‘push a little harder’ for a winter transfer to ensure her son ends up wearing the shirt of a different club playing in the competition.
That’s where Tottenham come in, and are mentioned, as it’s no secret Spurs are fans of the player, having followed him for many years now, with Paris United stating they and Manchester City have been ‘in talks for weeks’ with Rabiot’s entourage.
But, we hear you cry, aren’t Spurs also in danger of dropping out of the CL? Well, yes, but that’s not referenced.
No fee is mentioned, and there wasn’t one in Le Parisien’s article either, but with just six months left on his contract come January, it wouldn’t be over the top excessive.