Adrien Rabiot

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Considering our situation, and seeming lack of money to spend on anyone remotely established then this makes complete sense. Saying that, I don't see him coming and he probably wouldn't be my first choice if we had cash. But all things considered, he would be an excellent signing and probably the best we could hope for. We are not getting De Jong or Ndombele.
 

Paolo10

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If the last PSG import with 'issues' is anything to go by, I'd honestly pass.

After an International against Bulgaria when he came off the bench, he complained during an interview that it was cold and that he didn't really go for it because he didn't want to hurt himself.


This is not what we need in midfield.
 

nickspurs

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It's only natural that we look for players with depressed value, eg contract running down / release clause. Most of our best signings were made that way.
But I’m pretty sure that his advisers will expect to be compensated by way of top wages/sign-on bonuses. It’s why they run their contracts down. Not a lot of cheap deals out there for good players because of shorter contracts.
 

doctor stefan Freud

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I think I'm disappointed but it was expected.
Too much baggage for us to take a risk on. Very good player, the sort we need really, but he’s been rumoured to throw his toys out for years and without a lavish budget to have another CM to cover him if he plays up, we’d be taking an almighty risk on his temperament coming good
 

SargeantMeatCurtains

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That’s a shame. I can’t think of too many CMs of his quality that will be available in the January window.

I suppose, at the very least, we can infer from JJ’s post that we’re actively seeking a CM this winter?
 

Japhet

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I'd imagine his wage demands on a Bosman would be astronomical.
 

allatsea

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Disappointing news from JJ but I'd rather we have this type of info, even if negative info, and squash a rumour before it gets out of hand.
 
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