Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to break their highest transfer fee paid record to bring in their top target. Spurs are chasing Lyon’s French midfielder Tanguy Ndombèlé.
The Frenchman is on the top of Spurs wishlist this summer and they are confident of signing him for the record transfer fee the club has ever paid.
Spurs are keen on signing Ndombele this summer but the difference in valuation between the two teams has proved to be a stumbling block.
Lyon is a tough team to negotiate with and their €75m valuation of Ndombele is far above from what Spurs are willing to pay right now.
On Tuesday Lyon’s President Jean-Michel Aulas told the press, “There have been many proposals but they haven’t met my expectations”.
According to Football London, all the parties involved are confident of deal will happen. Ndombele himself is reported to be keen on the deal.
Tanguy Ndombèlé has made it clear to Tottenham that he is very keen to make the move to North London.
He even made his interest clear in the public this week. On being asked about Spurs interest he said,
“Tottenham are a big club, they finished in four place in their league, they were Champions League finalists,”
“Which player would not be interested in a big club?”
In the 50 games he has played this season, Ndombele has scored two goals and assisted seven. French international has a pass success rate of 89%. He also averages 1.9 tackles and 1 interceptions per match. His attacking contribution from the middle is good as well. Ndombele averaged 1.2 key passes and 2 dribbles per game in 2018-19 season.
Tottenham Hotspur finally look to close signing their first player after having signed none in the last two transfer windows. However, Daniel Levy must be prepare to pay more than their recors transfer fee of £40m they paid for Davinson Sanchez.
Lyon is a tough team to negotiate with but you can expect the deal to go through with all the parties positive about the deal.
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