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Levy landing £22.5m-rated Dembele replacement could force Winks out of Tottenham

The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are open to the prospect of selling Mousa Dembele this summer, providing Daniel Levy finances the acquisition of a worthy replacement of course. 

The future of Mousa Dembele is just one of many transfer stories which our resident Lilywhites have been made to ponder over in recent weeks, but a decision on his future is not expected until after the World Cup. However, reports from France suggest that Tottenham are already scouting the market for a player to replace Dembele, namely Tanguy N’Dombele.

According to L’EquipeTottenham could offer up to €40 million to secure the services of N’Dombele this summer after a mightily impressive season with Lyon in Ligue 1. The 21-year-old spent the season on loan at Lyon from SC Amiens, and the French giants are widely expected to exercise their option to complete a permanent deal for his signature before selling him on for a substantial profit.

Although signing players from France has proven to be a risky strategy to undertake in the past, the early signs suggest that N’Dombele has the potential to become a resounding success in English football with his all-action, silky approach in midfield. If Tottenham are successful in their bid to sign N’Dombele this summer there’s no doubt that they will be well-placed to deal with the departure of Dembele, however, his arrival could force Harry Winks to take a loan move away from the club.

Winks is highly-regarded in North London and seems to have the trust of Mauricio Pochettino, but he is approaching a crucial phase in his development where first-team opportunities will be pivotal. With Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen on Tottenham’s book and N’Dombele to potentially add to the equation, Winks could find himself on the fringes of the first-team next season, so a loan move to another Premier League club may well be in his best interests.

The 22-year-old has plenty of potential to become a first-team regular at Tottenham in the future, but the arrival of new talent will force him to be patient in his bid to cement his place at the heart of the Lilywhites’ midfield, and leaving the club on loan will give him the best possible chance of proving his quality to Pochettino.

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