The inability to sign a current Tottenham Hotspur player is the biggest regret of Zinedine Zidane’s from the summer, according to a report.
Real Madrid were reportedly interested in the signature of French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in the summer.
However, Tottenham won the battle for the player, spending a reported (The Guardian) £55 million to sign the player from Lyon.
Now, according to Defensa Central, that is considered the biggest error of the summer from Zidane’s point of view.
They suggest that the Real Madrid boss is disappointed Ndombele was not signed as an alternative to Casemiro in the Los Merengues midfield. Instead, Real Madrid continued to pursue a dream deal for Manchester United’s divisive maestro Paul Pogba. That soon became unviable but Spurs had already sealed Ndombele by the time Real Madrid were ready to come back.
Tottenham Hotspur fans will be very pleased that Zidane did pull out of the running. Ndombele has been one of the very few bright sparks in an otherwise disappointing season for Tottenham so far in 2019-20.
He appears to have plenty of potential to grow into a top performer and Tottenham will be hoping he can go on to become a future Premier League superstar.
As for Zidane, he can always go back for Pogba in January, or maybe Christian Eriksen might finally make a long-touted switch to the Spanish capital.