It’s been a while, and almost everyone knew this was coming as Tottenham are finally looking like they be cutting their losses on midfielder Tangy Ndombele. The French midfielder arrived from Lyon in 2019 for a record fee of £55 million, but his time at the club has been inconsistent. Turkish club Galatasaray are now looking to sign him for around £11 million.
While some fans may still hope for Ndombele to get another chance, it seems the club is open to letting him go to trim the squad and reduce wages.
And all that comes for good as..
Tottenham are closing in to signing highly-rated Blackburn center-back Ashley Phillips. The deal was initially worth up to £5 million, but Blackburn’s attempt to raise the price backfired, and Spurs now look set to secure him for £2 million. Lovely piece of business.
Rumors also suggest that Spurs are considering moves for Barca duo Franck Kessié and Clement Lenglet. Talks have been held with Barcelona for separate deals.
Kessie, a long-term target, could potentially improve the midfield’s technical ability, while Lenglet may be a backup option at the heart of the defence. Although that being said Lenglet is also subject to offers from Saudi, as per latest reports. We need to keep an eye on how that materialises.
Coming on to harry. German news outlet Bild has recently offered a scathing assessment of Harry Kane, claiming he can’t play in congested penalty areas and doesn’t suit a possession-based team like Bayern Munich. They also label Bayern’s pursuit of Kane as a marketing stunt.
Some fans may question the timing and motive behind such a report, especially considering their previous push to bring Kane to Germany.
Anywho, their last offer was rejected and now we need to see if he leaves or signs a new deal. I’d personally prefer the latter.
To end with; according to reliable source of Fabrizio Romano – the club is close to agreeing on a deal with Wolfsburg for center-back Micky van de Ven. While some may have doubts due to previous near-misses, this time it seems very likely to happen. Personal terms have been agreed, and talks are in the final stages.
Understand Daniel Levy is taking care of the final steps of negotiation in order to sign Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg ⚪️???????? #THFC
Deal at final stages as revealed yesterday; Tottenham have to agree with Wolfsburg on payment terms and installments then it will be done. pic.twitter.com/pUMpXsjrQ3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2023
Micky ticks all the boxes Tottenham needs in a center-back. He’s quick, strong, excellent on the ball, and even captains the Dutch Under-21 team. His addition would bolster the defensive line, providing the much-needed defensive stability.
The exact transfer fee is still under speculation with multiple figures being quoted everywhere. Regardless of the amount, the critical point is that the deal is close, and fans will be eagerly awaiting official confirmation.