Report: Tottenham Hotspur bid for Tanguy Ndombele, they have no choice but to pay up

Lyon's French defender Tanguy Ndombele Alvaro (L) vies for the ball against CSKA Moscow's Russian midfielder Konstantin Kuchaev (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 football match...

Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly interested in the Lyon midfielder over the summer.

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 are going to have no option but to pay for Tanguy Ndombele, if they still want him.

Spurs tracked Ndombele over the summer, and RMC Sport have reported that Lyon rejected a bid for the midfielder from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

 

Spurs were not the only club in for him though, with Manchester City also interested.

City made an offer of £45 million for Ndombele, but it was swatted aside by Lyon.

David Silva of Manchester City passes the ball under pressure from Tanguy NDombele Alvaro of Lyon during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and...

And that suggests that Spurs will have no option but to break their transfer record, if they are to sign Ndombele in the future.

Tottenham are still on the hunt for central midfielders, and Ndombele looks like he could be a highly promising addition to their squad.

The 21-year-old has shone in Ligue 1 over the past campaigns, but Tottenham are simply going to have to pay up or look elsewhere now, otherwise they face missing out on another potential target.

Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy NDombele (L) vies with Troyes' French midfielder Remi Walter (behind) during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs ESTAC Troyes on May 6,...

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