Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing up Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Tanguy NDombele ahead of a swoop this summer, according to L’Équipe.
The 21-year-old, who has spent the season on loan with the Ligue 1 outfit from fellow French side Amiens SC, has enjoyed a strong campaign at the Groupama Stadium – notching seven assists in all competitions.
The centre of the park ball-winner impressed the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region club so much in fact, Lyon opted to activate his £7m purchase clause following his debut term in the top flight.
According to the report, Tottenham, who are looking to freshen up their midfield this summer, have targeted N’Dombele as a potential coup, given the player’s impressive start to life in top-tier football.
However, Spurs may not have it all their own way, with French superpower Paris Saint-Germain also said to be interested in their native creator.
But having just secured the talent only a few days ago, Lyon are attempting to block any potential switch that would see their young ace leave the Groupama Stadium this summer, although, it is thought a substantial bid may be able to change their mind.
NDombele played a significant role in his side’s third-place Ligue 1 finish this campaign, featuring in 32 outings for the club as they overcame Marseille by a point on the final day of the season.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have found it difficult on occasion this term in the centre of the park, with their lack of consistent creativity and mobility a considerable factor in their somewhat average season.
Mauricio Pochettino has fired several warning shots over the financial commitment to the club of tying in with his own desire to stay in north London.
Undoubtedly, NDombele will prove to be a significant investment, especially considering the £7m Lyon recently paid; however, it could well be one incoming that proves to be difference ahead of the Lilywhites’ first term in their new stadium.