Tottenham fans want Ndombele to replace Dembele

Tottenham fans have identified Lyon’s breakout midfield star Tanguy Ndombele as their long-term replacement for Mousa Dembele.

Now, we don’t know if it’s a rule that you have to be a strong, wiry dribbling machine with a name ending in “bele” to be the main man in Tottenham’s midfield, but that seems to case.

With reports heating up that Mousa Dembele could leave North London, Mauricio Pochettino is no doubt shopping around for replacements, but fans have already done some shopping of their own.

Ndombele has burst onto the scene at Lyon this season, wowing spectators in France with his incredible strength on the ball, ability to glide past opponents, and dominant defending.

The 21 year-old is averaging 2.1 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per game in all competitions this season, while also completing a remarkable 2.8 dribbles and 1.4 key passes per game.

The French youngster seems the ideal fit to replace Dembele, who has just gone off the boil slightly in recent matches.

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