Ndombélé at OM, it’s true but impossible

Loaned to Olympique Lyonnais in the second half of last season, Tanguy Ndombélé is on track to stay at Tottenham this summer. In any case, he will not go to Marseille, where his name has however circulated well in recent weeks.

In the space of a few days, the Marseille club has made good progress in its recruitment. After strengthening their central hinge with Isaak Touré and Chancel Mbemba, OM managed to fill their attack, with Luis Suárez, but also their right lane, thanks to the arrival of Jonathan Clauss, while replacing Steve Mandanda with Rubén Blanco. Despite all these last minute arrivals, Marseille will still need to recruit this summer, so that Igor Tudor can have a workforce that meets his expectations. For this, the replacement for Jorge Sampaoli particularly wants a midfielder. If the name of Jordan Veretout (AS Roma) comes up with insistence, that of Tanguy Ndombélé was mentioned for a time at the Vélodrome. But nothing for a few weeks. It must be said that the former Lyonnais is unaffordable for President Pablo Longoria, as Jack Pitt-Brooke explains.

“Marseille has no money”

“Regarding Ndombélé, I was told that OM wanted him, but Marseille has no money. I think it will be difficult to transfer Ndombele this summer. I’m not optimistic about him. I just don’t think it’s in demand enough in Europe. I love Ndombele as a player, but I don’t think clubs are desperate to bring him in. Ndombele is in an awful position right now. The Frenchman is in limbo in the transfer window. He has no future at Spurs but is too expensive for any other club to consider signing him. Sure, he could leave for a lower salary, but let’s be honest, who would give up his current salary at Tottenham? Spurs could also subsidize part of his salary with a loan, but, again, there may not be much benefit in paying a player to go elsewhere…”launched, on the YouTube channel The Last Word on Spurs, the English journalist, who knows that Marseille cannot splurge on this transfer market, especially on a rather irregular player like Ndombélé.

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