Tottenham Hotspur need Tanguy Ndombele more than ever now

Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (R) heads the ball with with Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Daniel Alves during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais...

Tottenham Hotspur have missed out on one of their top midfield targets in Adrien Rabiot.

France's midfielder Adrien Rabiot smiles during a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on June 5, 2017 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming WC 2018 qualifiers...

Tottenham Hotspur have just put themselves under even more pressure to complete a deal for Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon now, after they have missed out on Adrien Rabiot.

Tottenham’s interest in Rabiot was reported by Sport, but it looks like the PSG man is off to Barcelona.

AS Sport have suggested that Rabiot will join Barca from PSG in the near future, leaving Tottenham having to assess their options elsewhere.

And it seems like Ndombele will now have to come back on to their radar.

Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (R) heads the ball with with Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Daniel Alves during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais...

Spurs were heavily linked with a £35 million for Ndombele in L’Equipe earlier this summer, but their progress has been really slow.

Tottenham are yet to make a signing, despite Mauricio Pochettino suggesting that he wanted business done before the World Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

And their failure to land Rabiot, surely means that bringing in Ndombele should be of high importance now.

Spurs are looking likely to lose at least one of Mousa Dembele or Victor Wanyama in the coming weeks, meaning they need additions in central midfield.

And with Rabiot heading elsewhere, Tottenham will be running out of realistic signings, if they cannot get a deal for Ndombele over the line.

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