Tottenham are desperate for some fresh blood in the middle of the park, and Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has shown once again why he is the perfect fit.
Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Ndombele this summer, as the North Londoners are set to lose at least one central midfielder next summer.
Mousa Dembele is not expected to renew his current deal, which expires at the end of this season, while Victor Wanyama could potentially leave in search of regular playing time.
Ndombele could be the perfect replacement for Dembele, as he brings everything that the Belgian does and so much more.
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Both players love using their wiry strength and close control to dribble out of tight areas, but Ndombele is a far superior passer once completing his move with the ball.
His skills were on full show as Lyon drew 3-3 with Hoffenheim in the Champions League on Tusday night, as he completed five dribbles and made three superb key passes.
He also got himself on the scoresheet, levelling the score at 2-2 around the hour mark.
The 21 year-old made one tackle, one interception, one clearances and one block, in one of the most well-rounded performances of the group stages so far.
This ability to influence the game at both ends of the pitch will certainly appeal to Mauricio Pochettino, and he could be the absolute perfect replacement for fan favourite Dembele.
So, Tottenham fans, is Ndombele still the man you want in midfield? Who else has impressed you in the Champions League? Let us know your thought by voting in the poll below…