Tottenham reportedly have an interest in Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer and there has been widespread speculation about him.
The Guardian now reports that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen on adding the 22-year-old to his squad this summer and has begun discussions.
But the report details that Spurs and Lyon are apart in their valuations of the France international, with the English outfit rating him at £45million, while Lyon are holding out for around £66.6million.
The North London club will be pulling off a masterstroke if they can complete a deal for him and he would be a great addition to the Premier League.
Ndombele is a midfield enforcer with incredible strength and power, which has seen him become a rising star in Ligue 1 with Lyon.
He’s a powerhouse that breaks up play, athletic, and he was also directly involved in 11 goals in 49 games last season.
Ndombele would surely walk into the starting XI at Spurs if he did join, but that would increase competition for places massively in the squad.
Victor Wanyama would surely be the unfortunate casualty to suffer if Ndombele arrived and he would be pushed down the pecking order.
Spurs signed Wanyama for £11million (BBC) and he’s looked brilliant in patches, but unfortunately injuries have held the central midfielder back.
The 27-year-old came back into the fold in recent months, but was an unused substitute in the Champions League final against Liverpool and is nowhere near his best right now.
He would surely drift out of first-team contention with the likes of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko impressing ahead of him.