Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is looking to add a physical presence to his midfield with Tanguy Ndombele said to be one of four options which the Catalan giants are currently reviewing, according to Sport.
Koeman has suffered a difficult start to the new season with the Nou Camp outfit having lost their talisman Lionel Messi and are currently ninth in La Liga and are bottom of their Champions League group.
The 58-year-old has been seeking a box-to-box player, who can not only find the back of the net but also win the ball back in the middle of the park
Koeman had initially set his sights on Georgio Wijnaldum, only for his compatriot to decide to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Along with Ndombele, Barcelona’s list also consists of Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek, Marcelo Brozovic of Inter Milan and fellow Serie A midfielder Frank Franck Kessie of AC Milan.
Ndombele reportedly asked to leave the club for the second successive summer and having started the campaign outside of Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans, has recently come back into favour (Express).
While there is no doubt that Ndombele could see himself playing for a top European club such as Barcelona, the stark reality is that there is no way they could currently meet Daniel Levy’s financial demands.
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