Ndombele development is ominous for Tottenham after Aulas' PSG comments

Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais battles for possession with Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Olympique Lyonnais and...

Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly face new competition from PSG for Tanguy Ndombele.

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

Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of signing Tanguy Ndombele face fresh competition from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Express report PSG have registered fresh interest in the Lyon star.

As if it was not concerning enough that the mega-rich side want to buy the Tottenham target, Lyon's chairman has already expressed a preference to deal with them.

 

Just last month, Jean Michel Aulas told Sport France he wants Ndombele to stay in the country.

He said: "If PSG agrees to align with the two or three proposals we have, and that Tanguy, who will ultimately choose his destination, agrees, obviously it would be nice if he goes to PSG.

"I think that talented French players must be in French clubs. The PSG is the one with the most resources. It is the one who can make alternative proposals to the biggest European clubs."

Jean-Michel Aulas president of Lyon  during the press conference and presentation of the new head coach of women's Olympique Lyonnais on June 18, 2019 in Lyon, France.

Aulas' comments have a patriotic tone, and if taken at face value then its ominous for Tottenham's chances of getting a deal done.

Being cynical for a moment, Aulas may simply have been trying to push PSG into making a move and getting a bidding war going, as he knows how much money they have.

Either way a deal looks far from straightforward for Tottenham at present.

Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais battles for possession with Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Olympique Lyonnais and...

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