Report: Spurs now in ‘pole position’ to sign in-demand international

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are now said to be in ‘pole position’ to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

The Independent report that rival clubs including Manchester United and Juventus who are both keen on the French international are aware that Spurs are front runners to secure his signature this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino will apparently persuade the 22-year-old that a move to North London is the best fit for him with the player preferring a switch to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, however, the La Liga giants are only keeping an eye on the situation rather than registering a firm interest.

Manchester United may be forced to turn their attention to Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain or Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes as more attainable signatures.

A move for Ndombele would see Spurs beat their current transfer fee record from the £42million they paid Ajax for Davinson Sanchez in 2017 (BBC) with the Lyon man likely to cost in excess of £60million.

Opinion

The capture of Ndombele would certainly send a message that Spurs are serious about making the step up to compete with Europe’s top clubs.  However, they need to secure a deal before someone else comes in and makes this another ‘nearly’ signing.

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