£240k-a-week World Cup star ‘might convince Conte’ over move

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte may be convinced to sign Adrien Rabiot by his performances at the World Cup, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Spurs are one of a number of English teams that are interested in the Juventus central-midfielder, and a deal could be struck to bring him to Hotspur Way depending, on how he fares with France in Qatar.

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CalcioMercato report that Tottenham are battling London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea for the signature of Rabiot, who has five goals and two assists to his name in all competitions this season, including two in the Champions League, as per Transfermarkt.

Manchester Evening News report that Manchester United agreed a deal for the 27-year-old in the summer window, but talks broke down with his mother, Veronique, who engaged in negotiations on his behalf – she demanded wages in the region of £240k-a-week.

With his contract due to expire in June 2023, the Serie A star’s future at the Allianz Stadium is in doubt, recently telling ESPN that he is “not indifferent” to playing in the Premier League, befire going on to say that he will start to think about his future more after the World Cup.

What has Jones said about Rabiot?

Jones believes that Spurs could reignite their interest in the France international, providing he performs well with his national side in the coming weeks, telling GIVEMESPORT: “There are players, like Rabiot, where they’ve had an eye on their situation for some time, and they might just convince them that they are worth pursuing again.

How has Rabiot performed at the World Cup?

The 6’1 midfielder has started at the base of the France midfield in both of their World Cup fixtures so far, and he has shown Conte exactly why he would be an astute signing, either in January or in the summer on a pre-contract agreement

Against Australia in his side’s World Cup opener, the maestro put in a man-of-the-match performance according to SofaScore, earning a match rating of 8.5 courtesy of a goal, an assist and five tackles, the highest amount recorded by any player.

After being lauded as “fantastic” by journalist Konstantinos Lianos for his performance in the first group game, Rabiot also displayed his passing abilities in the 2-1 victory against Denmark, registering a 93% accuracy by completing 40 of the 43 balls he attempted.

While he is focussing on his side’s World Cup campaign at present, the Frenchman will no doubt have caught the eye of potential suitors with his quality performances, and the Tottenham manager should move quickly to ensure that it his side that wins the race.

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