Journalist reveals what Spurs said when asked about Tanguy Ndombele transfer talk

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Dom Le Roy

News broke yesterday evening that Tottenham Hotspur were on the verge of signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon (The Sun).

Football journalist Alasdair Gold revealed on Twitter that he had contacted the club to ask for their take on the speculation and was met with a ‘decline to comment’ from the media team.

Spurs, who have not made a single signing in the previous two transfer windows, have been monitoring Ndombele since he burst on to the scene at Ligue 1 minnows Amiens.

He then joined Lyon on loan in 2017 before making the move permanent and has since broken into the French national team.

The 22-year-old has been compared in style to N’Golo Kante as a modern box to box midfielder and is expected to cost in the region of £60million, which would smash the fee the club paid for Davinson Sanchez in 2017 (The Sun).

Lyon yesterday announced the signing of Flamengo midfielder Jean Lucas who is viewed by many to be a replacement for Ndombele (The Sun).

The signing of Ndombele would represent a huge boost to the Spurs midfield who have struggled at times in the absence of Mousa Dembele which has led to Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko being stretched at times in respect of having to play week in, week out.

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