Tottenham Hotspur have endured a difficult run of form in recent weeks, losing three consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time during Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.
A 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan on Tuesday evening has left the Lilywhites with plenty to do in a tough Champions League group that also includes La Liga champions Barcelona, raising the pressure on the north London outfit.
Plenty has been said in the past month following Spurs’ failure to bring in a single signing during the summer transfer window but that did not stop speculation, with L’Equipe stating SC Amiens midfielder Tanguy Ndombele was a target.
Spurs reportedly failed with a bid in excess of £40m for the 21-year-old, who joined Lyon after a successful loan stint with the club and he has since caught the eye for the Ligue 1 giants in their superb Champions League win over Manchester City.
Ndombele earned plenty of plaudits on social media and we have gathered some of the best reactions to his performance below.
I don't want much French football and love Dembele but getting a replacement lined up would be great. Swap deal for Sissoko and Llorente?
— Rory (@Rory4Spurs) September 19, 2018
Was widely known that if Spurs offered what Lyon considered a substantial and satisfactory offer then the player would have left.
Apart from PSG in that league no other club in reality can afford to pay Premier League wages or transfer fee, it’s a massive missed chance for us.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) September 19, 2018
Ndombele, fekir and depay would have been dream signings
— Daz (@the_life_of_daz) September 19, 2018
With bids like £3 million plus Josh Onomah we had no chance
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) September 19, 2018
This conversation it really hurts Ricky. Its madness that we didnt add at least one midfielder. Ndombele would be perfect addition…
— Dimitris (@dimitriskan94) September 19, 2018
He looked Quality tonight he is someone we need
— (@KieranKyze) September 19, 2018
Chelsea or Liverpool will tie him up in January whilst we dither about the price, project and where we’re going to play our home games.
— Aitch (@HowardTHFC) September 19, 2018
Immense performance by Lyon. Managed city absolutely perfectly. Hope Poch and the lads were watching
— Altug Kop WBFF Pro (@AltuKop) September 19, 2018