Overperforming by reaching the Champions League final having failed to sign any player in the past two transfer windows, Tottenham became very aware this could not be a long-term plan.
That’s why, with the new stadium now open and everything sorted, they appear to be trying to make up for lost time, making it clear they intend on recruiting this summer.
One of the names that has been glued to theirs for the past few months is Tanguy Ndombélé’s, currently at Lyon, but widely expected to leave before the end of the month.
A big enough offer will be needed to convince Jean-Michel Aulas to let his starlet go, and talks are reportedly ongoing, according to TF1 journalist Julien Maynard.
Taking to his social media, he explained that a number of clubs, including Tottenham, are still negotiating with the Ligue 1 side, but no agreement has been found yet.
As for Ndombélé himself, the player is ‘taking his time’ to reflect on his options, likely ensuring he makes the right choice for the next move in his career.
He’ll likely want guaranteed time on the field, and it will be up to Mauricio Pochettino to decide whether or not the 22-year-old will be an automatic starter in his midfielder.
He should be able to, but unlike Manchester United, who are also keen, that’s not necessarily a guarantee.