Tottenham Hotspur may not have purchased any players all season, but they did lose one key individual back in January as Mousa Dembele transferred away from the club.
Dembele have been a mainstay in that Tottenham midfield, when fit, for the entirety of Pochettino’s five years in charge at the club.
Spurs have missed the Belgian powerhouse through the season, especially with injuries to Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Eric Dier, and Victor Wanyama.
However, Spurs are now being linked with a move for a Dembele replacement, albeit a similar sounding replacement.
According to French outlet Le 10 Sport, Spurs are willing to meet the asking price for Lyon’s Tanguy NDombele, and Pochettino has done what no other manager has so far by guaranteeing him first-team football.
The 22-year-old has had an exceptional season so far, highlighted by his sensational performances in the Champions League, particularly in the win against Man City.
Ndombele has previously been valued at around £64m by Metro, and some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to voice their excitement.
OHHH YESSSS I'M SO READY TO BE LET DOWN AGAIN
— Ben (@thfcBG) 5 May 2019
And he's young so Poch would make him what Moussa never was.
— M4 (@Marwan4TW) 5 May 2019
Which means Levy will offer five million plus Onomah.
— Daniel Davies (@dapper_dan83) 5 May 2019
They want 60 million for him, more chance of platting fog
— Ben Docherty (@IamBenDoc) 5 May 2019
dont get my hopes up
— SK (@x_stxve_x) 5 May 2019
We definitely need him!
— Spurs Centre (@Spurs_Centre) 5 May 2019
— Brad (@BradBradly11) 5 May 2019
I'd give both my kidneys a leg and an arm for this to be true.
— THFC (@RealDGGHD) 5 May 2019
Lmao we will never have a single toe of him
— sLL (@TOTHHTPS) 6 May 2019
— Ethan (@thfcethan) 5 May 2019
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