This time last year if you’d have told the Lilywhites they could be lining up for the 2019/20 season as the reigning European Champions with a midfield pivot of Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele they would have laughed in your face. Now, though, it doesn’t seem too ludicrous and L’Equipe have claimed, via GFFN, that Pochettino has approved a move for Ndombele.
Mauricio Pochettino has approved #thfc signing Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and the club have now made a provisional contract proposal to the player – the offer is more financially significant than they have offered to anyone for some time. [L'Equipe] pic.twitter.com/ckhGITAUtO
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) May 18, 2019
The last time Tottenham splurged on a player it was when Mauricio Pochettino agreed to part with £23 million for the incredible Brazilian livewire Lucas Moura. That deal is seen as being an amazing one and for good reason. Despite some inconsistent performances in the Premier League, the winger scored the three all-important goals in Amsterdam to send Tottenham into the Champions League final.
If that isn’t enough of endorsement to go out and sign players, then nothing is. Poch has shown he can get it right in the market, and he should be listened to on this one. Ndombele would be a fine player in North London, and with a gap in the middle of the park in Pochettino’s side, it makes sense for him to be looking at the Lyon star as the man to fill that gap, even if it will cost Daniel Levy a pretty penny.
You can read the Lilywhites’ calls for Ndombele here:
Please god this one gets over the line. He will take us to the next level alongside sissoko and winks.
— Fraser (@fraser8814) May 18, 2019
Would completely transform our midfield. Get it done Levy
— Mark Philip Gomez (@markpgomez) May 18, 2019
Dear lord PLEASE
— aidan (@aidosIaido) May 18, 2019
Wow . This would be good
— dave (@davechablis) May 18, 2019
This lad got skills he would tear up most teams in the middle of the park open the war chest Levy lets get spending
— WHL (@WHL01) May 19, 2019
We always need a Dembele to help Dele.
— barry whyte (@comgreen) May 18, 2019
I beg this happens
— Ishaq (@Shax98) May 18, 2019
Big move for spurs if this comes off
— Billy'T (@billythomas95) May 18, 2019
There isn’t much that the Lilywhites wouldn’t do to get this one across the line, and will hope Levy wants it done as much as they do.
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