Barcelona are said to be following the progress of Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele following a mediocre maiden campaign in the Premier League.
According to The Mirror, the La Liga giants are keen to bolster their midfield ranks and are carefully keeping an eye on the Frenchman.
The £58 million record signing has struggled for form and with injuries during his first season in the top-flight.
Ndombele has played 27 games for the club in all competitions but has failed to scale the heights his potential promised following his switch from Lyon.
It’s unsure at this stage whether Tottenham would entertain offloading their midfielder.
Ndombele was subbed at half-time as Tottenham drew with Burnley during the last Premier League game before the global suspension.
After the game, Jose Mourinho said he expected Ndombele to be performing better, claiming he was adapting too slowly to the Premier League.
The Mirror claim that Barcelona Director of Football Eric Abidal is a huge fan of Ndombele’s.
A move to the Catalan giants might be the best for all parties if a deal can be put in place to suit everyone.
Tottenham are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League and receiving a big transfer fee would help Mourinho strengthen.
Barcelona would get themselves a midfielder with plenty to prove; whilst Ndombele would be able to put his Spurs hell firmly in the past and push the reset button.
It’s fair to say Tottenham could cope without him.
Harry Winks has been decent of late, whilst good things are expected from Gedson Fernandes too.
Oliver Skipp is in reserve and Giovani Lo Celso can also play deeper if called upon.
Tottenham could do without carrying passengers and selling Ndombele might be best for business.