French journalist Romain Molina has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur were left ‘shocked’ by the offer that Paris Saint-Germain made for Tanguy Ndombele in January. 

Ndombele returned to Lyon on loan on transfer deadline day, with the Ligue 1 club having the option to make the deal permanent for £54m (Sky Sports).

The Frenchman has been impressive since completing a return to the Groupama Stadium but he could have quite easily ended up at Lyon’s Ligue 1 rivals instead if reports are to be believed.

For the majority of the January window, a move to PSG looked more likely for the 25-year-old. With around a week left in the window, ESPN’s Julien Laurens suggested that Mauricio Pochettino’s men were confident of signing the Spurs midfielder on loan.

The French international’s move to Parc des Princes allegedly fell through as PSG were not able to make space in the squad by offloading any of their current players (RMC Sport).

Molina has now suggested that PSG were willing to offer Leandro Paredes and Ander Herrera as part of a deal to bring Ndombele to Paris but insisted that Antonio Conte’s men were not impressed with the offer.

The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “Tanguy Ndombele – Mauricio Pochettino wanted him and he had him there at Tottenham. 

“But Tottenham were shocked by the offer made because Leonardo proposed players. He proposed Paredes and he proposed Herrera.”

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One can understand why Conte would have preferred Bentancur to the likes of Paredes and Herera. So, it was not surprising that Spurs turned down PSG’s alleged offer. However, I would not be surprised if the Parisians reignite their interest in Ndombele when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

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