Last summer, there were plenty of rumors circulating regarding Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in Tanguy Ndombele. It went as far as president of Olympique Lyonnais, Jean-Michel Antoine Aulas, openly admitting that he had offered up the midfielder to the Parisian club.
Ultimately, Ndombele chose to leave France for England, signing a five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur who paid €62 million-plus €10 million in add-ons to Lyon. Another young French player had slipped through the hands of PSG.
However, fast-forward a year later, and the 23-year-old’s move to London hasn’t gone as planned, which is why, according to Foot Mercato, PSG is making contact with Ndombele’s representatives.
The France international hasn’t made an excellent first impression at the North London club. In his debut season, Ndombele has made 27 appearances but only 10 of them were starts. At €62 million, Spurs probably thought they would get more than 10 starts out of Ndombele.
With both Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye in their 30s, PSG needs to start thinking about adding more youth into their midfield and Ndombele would fit the bill. When it comes to the cost, the 23-year-old has a value of €65 million, per Transfermarkt, and you can bet that Spurs would want to recoup as much of the transfer fee they paid Lyon as possible.
Despite a rough first season, it will take a significant amount of money on PSG’s end to bring the midfielder back to France, but it will be worth it since it will address an area of need in the future.
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