Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele’s representatives have been in contact with Paris Saint-Germain, with Foot Mercato reporting that the Ligue 1 giants are eyeing a summer move for the Frenchman.
Foot Mercato reports that PSG have put Ndombele on their summer wishlist as they look to strengthen their ranks in the middle of the park.
Ndombele has endured a frustrating first season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. And his performance was criticised by his own boss Jose Mourinho following Spurs’ draw with Burnley earlier in the month (via BBC Sport).
Foot Mercato reports that Mourinho has his doubts about Ndombele coming good in North London. However, PSG have one large hurdle to clear should they decide to confirm their interest with a bid.
According to Foot Mercato, Daniel Levy feels differently about Ndombele. He still believes that the £54 million signing will be a success at Spurs.
As Foot Mercato notes, Levy has a reputation for being a tough negotiator. And thus, it is arguably difficult to imagine PSG managing to tempt Tottenham into a sale this summer.
TBR View – Mourinho stance may make life difficult for Levy
Spurs will not let Ndombele leave on the cheap. And Levy may hold onto the hope that the 23-year-old will vindicate the club’s decision to sign him last summer.
But Mourinho’s stance could surely leave the Tottenham chief in a tricky position. If the manager loses all faith in the midfielder, then it is surely going to become harder and harder for Spurs to recoup anything like what they paid for the former Lyon man.
And thus, Spurs may perhaps have to be open to considering offers that Levy would rather snub this summer.
If Levy remains convinced Mourinho is the man to take the club forward, something may have to give.