Report: Mauricio Pochettino steps in to Tottenham Hotspur's bid for Tanguy Ndombele

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on May 04, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be keen to bring Tanguy Ndombele to White Hart Lane.

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...

According to Le10 Sport, Tottenham Hotspur have already contacted Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele’s representatives to express their interest in him.

Tottenham are on the hunt for new midfielders, as they are lacking options in that area currently.

Spurs sold Mousa Dembele in January, and have been left very short in midfield since.

 

Mauricio Pochettino is now said to be determined to bring Ndombele in, and he has reportedly guaranteed him first-team football.

Ndombele has been one of the stars in Ligue 1, and Spurs will have to fight off a lot of competition for his signature.

Tanguy Ndombele of France during the  UEFA Nations league match between Holland  v France  at the Feyenoord Stadium on November 16, 2018 in Rotterdam Netherlands

The likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid are all said to be interested in Ndombele, but Tottenham’s offer of guaranteed game-time could put them at the head of the queue.

The reported promise could be a risk from Pochettino, as if Ndombele does struggle then it will be hard to take him out of the team and keep him happy, but it also shows the Argentine manager's faith in the 22-year-old. 

If Spurs are to sign Ndombele they are likely to have to break their transfer record, as The Sun claim Lyon want £70 million for him.

Lyon's French defender Tanguy Ndombele Alvaro (R) kicks the ball during the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs Caen (SMC) on March 11, 2018 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu...

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