Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Adrien Rabiot is now dreaming of a move to the Premier League and is expected to move in 2023.
This has been suggested by reliable reporter Fabrizio Romano, who has been speaking on his latest YouTube video to discuss the future of the midfielder.
Rabiot was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the summer, with Manchester United believed to be seriously interested in the Frenchman.
However, there are also some links with a possible switch to north London, with reports suggesting that it would take a bid in the region of £13.5m to secure his services.
With the 27-year-old’s contract at Juventus set to expire at the end of the current campaign, it is believed the midfielder is keen on a potential move to England.
Romano said: “My expectation is very clear. I think, and I’m told, that Adrien Rabiot’s priority for the future is to play in the Premier League. He has the dream of playing in the Premier League.
“And so this is a concrete possibility for him in 2023. January [is] not easy, because he’s a really important player for Juventus, but in the summer, it’s a concrete possibility.
“At the moment, I know about the rumours on Tottenham, on Arsenal, but as of now, there are still no advanced negotiations. Of course, Fabio Paratici, Tottenham director, knows the player very well since he was at Juventus.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
Spurs have certainly had success with dealing in the Italian market since Fabio Paratici’s arrival, with Rodrigo Bentancur a real success story in the middle of their midfield.
Would Rabiot improve Spurs' midfield?
We think the Uruguayan should act as a big sign of encouragement for both Spurs and Rabiot. The Frenchman should see Spurs as a potential destination he could succeed at, while Spurs should have confidence in Paratici’s judgement.
With Yves Bissouma yet to stake any real claim in Antonio Conte’s starting XI, it does feel as if there is still room at Spurs for a player to arrive and provide Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with some competition.
And in Rabiot, who is valued at around £22m (CIES), Spurs could potentially acquire a player who was hailed as “sensational” during the World Cup as he started five of France’s seven games in Qatar (via Transfermarkt).