Bought from Lyon for a club-record fee last summer, Tanguy Ndombele has not enjoyed a good debut season at Tottenham Hotspur. Towards the end of last week, reports coming out of Spain talked about Barcelona’s interest in him.
According to Foot Mercato, Paris Saint-Germain have included the midfielder on their summer ‘shortlist’ and are ready to provide strong competition to Barca.
‘For a long time now’, the 23-year-old’s profile has been pleasing PSG leaders internally.
Prior to joining the north London club, the France international’s name was mentioned at the Parc des Princes, but PSG never made an offer for him.
The situation may be different in the summer.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has made initial contact with Ndombele’s entourage and an appointment for another round of talks with his representative could be held in the coming weeks.
It’s claimed the ex-Lyon man is ‘not an essential element’ for the Premier League side and he is ‘in trouble at Tottenham’, mainly because of José Mourinho.
Ndombele has lost prominence under the former Chelsea manager’s guidance. The Frenchman has so far had a limited role under Mourinho and the manager publicly lambasted the player for his performance in Tottenham’s draw against Burnley on March 7th.
The midfielder’s complicated situation at Spurs is seen as a boost for interested clubs, but they will have to deal with Daniel Levy. Foot Mercato states Levy still remains a fan of the player and is convinced he can come good in the future.
However, Mourinho doesn’t share the same opinion as Levy and this could possibly open the door for Ndombele’s sale in the next window.
PSG are attentive of this situation and the report adds they ‘could quickly go on the offensive’, if an opportunity to sign the Tottenham player is there.