Report: Tottenham planning two more massive midfield signings after Ndombele

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur is seen during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in...

Tanguy Ndombele is heading to Tottenham Hotspur but will Nicolo Zaniolo and Donny Van de Beek join him in the Premier League?

Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Olympique...

Could we see a whole new midfield trio at Tottenham Hotspur next season?

Tanguy Ndombele is on his way to North London with Sky claiming that Spurs are closing in on a club-record £65 million deal for the coveted Lyon powerhouse.

But it seems that, even if or when Ndombele does arrive, Mauricio Pochettino has two other targets in his sights as the Champions League finalists look set to spend big after 18 months of austerity.


According to the Telegraph, Tottenham are still interested in Roma’s 19-year-old Dynamo Nicolo Zaniolo and Ajax’s goalscoring prodigy Donny Van de Beek.

Sky Italia claim that Zaniolo will cost just shy of the fee Tottenham are investing in Ndombele with Roma demanding £63 million for the Italy international. Van de Beek, who produced 17 goals and 13 assists for double-winners Ajax in 2018/19, will be far cheaper at £43 million (Calciomercato).

Nicol Zaniolo of AS Roma celebrate after scoring a goal during Italian Serie A 2018

Now, the cynics will surely cast doubt on whether Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is willing to pay around £160 million on three new midfielders but it is worth mentioning that the expected departure of Christian Eriksen should swell the coffers by around £100,000 million itself.

Furthermore, the Sun (26 June, page 51) claims that both Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are likely to be sacrificed too. They should both bring in excess of £20-30 million each and, suddenly, the prospect of an all-new midfield three of Ndombele, Zaniolo and Van de Beek doesn’t seem too unlikely.

Donny van de Beek of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between De Graafschap v Ajax at the De Vijverberg on May 15, 2019 in Doetinchem Netherlands

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