Tottenham Hotspur have been given a massive boost in their attempt to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon after the midfielder rejected a move to Manchester United, per TeamTalk.
TeamTalk claim that the Red Devils attempted to secure the France international.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, the report claims, made an approach for the 22-year-old only to be told that he would prefer to join Spurs.
Ironically, United have now switched their attention to signing Eric Dier from Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
The north London club are attempting to secure their first signing since January 2018 and The Guardian claim that they are in talks with the Ligue 1 outfit.
Ndombele is reportedly valued at €75m (£66.8m).
Spurs have long been in United’s shadow – they have, of course, been the pinnacle club of the Premier League era.
Now, though, it appears that times have finally changed.
For Spurs fans of a certain age, seeing a much sought-after player pick a move to them over United is almost unheard of.
It remains to be seen if the club can get the deal over the line, of course, but they now have an excellent chance of doing exactly that.
Ndombele could have altered United’s fortunes; he’s a genuinely elite midfield player who has consistently excelled during his time at Lyon, most notably impressing in the Champions League against Barcelona and Manchester City.
Now, though, it appears he could be on his way to north London instead.