Spurs eye stunning Ndombele swoop

Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a swoop for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, per AS via Sport Witness.

What’s the word?

Ndombele has emerged as a standout player for Lyon in recent years, playing a total of 91 times for the club.

He featured in every game for the club in the Champions League and scored in both group matches against TSG Hoffenheim.

A central midfielder with the ability to play further forward and in defensive midfield, Ndombele has been courted by both Real Madrid and Manchester City, per the report, with Spurs also listed as potential suitors.

The player’s agent has reportedly communicated to interested clubs that Ndombele would like to move to England.

And Lyon are said to have placed an asking price of €100million (£86.1m) on the 22-year-old, who remains their prized asset.

More than Dembele’s replacement

Spurs need to bring in midfield reinforcements this summer, having seen Mousa Dembele move to China in the January transfer window.

Ndombele would, of course, replace the Belgium international but he represents something more.

The youngster is one of the most sought-after players in the European game and is prized by the biggest clubs on the continent.

If Spurs, who are in the Champions League semi-finals, can beat their rivals to his signature, it sends a serious message.

They have not spent any money at all since January 2018, when they secured the signing of Lucas Moura from PSG.

There is money saved; spending it on Ndombele would reinforce and refresh their midfield with a player who has the ability to grow into one of the best in the world.

Splashing £86.1m on one player may seem out of character for Spurs but it could turn out to be something approaching a bargain and would show that the club have finally reached the top table of European football, and that they are there to stay.