Journalist believes transfer target can do better than Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Pierre Maturana, a journalist for French news outlet L’Equipe has said he believes that Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele could find a better suitor than Tottenham Hotspur.

It was reported on Tuesday that Spurs had agreed on a club-record transfer fee of £65m for the Frenchman with Lyon. (Sky Sports)

However, since then Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas has stated that Spurs are still well off meeting their valuation for the midfielder. (The Telegraph)

“Ndombele to Tottenham? That’s good, but he can find better. Obviously, Tottenham is a good club that makes a good bridge between Lyon and possibly a future big club. But I have the impression that many other top clubs than Tottenham want to reshape their squad this summer,” said Maturana as quoted by Footradio.

“We can think of Juve, City, Real … Other clubs can knock on the door for Ndombele. It’s not against Tottenham, who has things to offer to that player. But I’m sure he can get better, and that he’ll have more interesting deals in the future.”

However, as it stands, Spurs are the only team, in the bidding for the 22-year-old and will be looking to agree a deal sooner rather than later or risk a European giant coming in and stealing the 22-year-old from under their noses.

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The fact that Ndombele is being linked with some of the world’s best clubs has to show just how good he was for Lyon last season. However, although there may have been other clubs interested there are not many better clubs for young players to play their football at under the watchful eye of Mauricio Pochettino.

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  1. The fact that he is being linked by some of the world’s best clubs is irrelevant. They have to bid for him. More rumours like the ones swirling around Spurs and “long term target” Mr Gomes, who went to Everton for half the price some journalists said that we would have to pay. Its ll part of the game. This journalist is just joining in the confusion.

  2. Champs league finalists this year, hardly a step down for anyone or below many other clubs, he is going on history not the here and now, spurs are now a very attractive proposition for alot of players, no longer that small club you think we are. COYS

  3. Maturana, you are no different from the rest who seem to want Spurs not get ahead.
    The real reason a handful of clubs are DEEMED and only DEEMED to offer more than Spurs is because
    Spurs is not irresponsible with finances. Imagine if Poch where given a blank check like many other clubs?
    Wake up you blind minded excuse for a journalist. How did you earn your job?????
    Yes! It is possible for Ndombele may get more with other clubs, because those other clubs are gifted with blank checks every year and he would be playing with other deemed good players.Why would he not achieve more?
    Take a step back Maturana, give credit to Poch and Spurs for their consistent performance with all they have had to work with. Why don”t say something negative about those other clubs who have spent hundreds of millions of pounds and have won nothing; and oh Spurs have finished in a better position than them in the past four years. Need I say more. Regrefully, I have to waist my time explaining to a who? Journalist? I rest my case. Have a bad day.


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