Tottenham going big for Ndombele would be their Van Dijk moment

France's midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (R) vies for the ball against Bulgaria's midfielder Yanis Karabelyov (R) during the Euro Under-21 Championship qualifying football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Tanguy Ndombele, and he's needed.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino gestures during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Mauricio Pochettino expressed his frustration during the Premier League season at how his side had not spent as Liverpool did in 2018.

He was quoted in March by The Metro, "Our philosophy is completely different, we can’t compare the two projects. They are on a completely different level."

This transfer window is Tottenham's chance to catch up.

 

Links to Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele give Tottenham a chance to be decisive, just like Liverpool were in recent transfer windows.

Liverpool identified their weaknesses and spent big to solve them.

This was a transformative £75 million move for Virgil van Dijk, followed by a £66 million move for goalkeeper Alisson. Instantly they became a team with the best defence in the Premier League.

(L-R) Alisson Becker of Liverpool FC, Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League  match between Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1,...

A move for Ndombele would be reminiscent of Liverpool's approach.

Sky Sports reported this week that Spurs are ahead in the chase for the Lyon ace.

Midfield is Tottenham's most glaring area of need, thanks to the sale of Mousa Dembele ahead of his expiring deal. 

Lyon want big money for Ndombele, up to £70 million.

If Tottenham act quickly, decisively, to give Pochettino the player he wants, this can have a transformative effect on the club too. 

France's midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (R) vies for the ball against Bulgaria's midfielder Yanis Karabelyov (R) during the Euro Under-21 Championship qualifying football match between...

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