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