Tanguy Ndombele ‘is edging closer towards the Tottenham exit door as PSG enter advanced talks over a loan deal for the midfielder’… with Antonio Conte keen to offload the club’s £63m record buy
- PSG are reportedly looking to take Tanguy Ndombele on loan from Tottenham
- Ndombele, 25, has struggled since becoming Spurs’ club-record signing in 2019
- Antonio Conte has deemed the midfielder surplus to requirements this month
- Now PSG are in talks over a loan deal which could include an obligation to buy
PSG have reportedly entered advanced talks with Tottenham over a potential loan deal for Tanguy Ndombele.
Ndombele, 25, has failed to live up to the billing since becoming Spurs’ club-record signing in 2019, when he completed a £53million move from Lyon.
The France midfielder was initially brought to north London by Mauricio Pochettino, who remains an admirer despite his underwhelming form over the past two-and-a-half years.
PSG are looking to take Tanguy Ndombele on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season
Antonio Conte has deemed the France midfielder surplus to requirements at Spurs
According to The Telegraph, Pochettino is now looking to sign him for a second time in Paris.
PSG are understood to be in negotiations with Spurs over a loan move until the end of the season, although the two parties at loggerheads over what will happen with Ndombele this summer.
The French giants are hoping to include an option-to-buy clause in the deal, meaning it would be up to them whether they make the move permanent at the end of the season.
Ndombele, 25, has failed to live up to the billing since becoming Spurs’ club-record signing
However, Spurs believe a club of their resources should be able to insert an obligation-to-buy clause instead, which would force them to take Ndombele off their hands on a full-time basis.
While a deal is yet to be agreed, both teams are confidence that the move will go through before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte is said to have deemed Ndombele, who has only featured nine times in the Premier League this term, surplus to requirements.
Mauricio Pochettino, who signed Ndombele at Spurs, now wants to bring the player to PSG
After enjoying a decent start to the season, the Longjumeau-born star quickly fell out of favour when Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo in the hot-seat, meaning a loan switch suits both parties.
Pochettino reportedly still believes Ndombele is a special talent despite his struggles over the past 30 months.
PSG initially explored the idea of a swap deal involving Leandro Paredes, yet Spurs showed no interested in the Argentinian, who is also hoping to stay and fight for his place at the Parc des Princes.