Tottenham Hotspur are willing to offer Tanguy Ndombele to Barcelona in order to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer, per Sport via Sport Witness.
The report claims that Spurs are interested in securing the signature of the Barca ace, who has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich.
The Liga giants want rid of the Brazil international and hope to raise €90 million (£80.7m) by selling him in the summer transfer window.
Spurs, naturally, are unlikely to be able to part with such a sum but Barca could be willing to lower their asking price if they receive a player in part exchange.
The report claims that Ndombele could be offered, along with defender Toby Alderweireld, but Barca are only interested in the France international.
Even if the midfielder is included in the deal, though, Spurs will still have to pay €50m (£44.8m) for Coutinho, and one has to wonder about the logic involved in that kind of switch.
Indeed, Spurs made Ndombele their club record signing last summer, paying £53.8m to extricate him from Lyon.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
This is laughable.
One has to hope that this isn’t true from any angle.
From a Spurs perspective, why would they be so willing to part with an asset that is only likely to appreciate in value, and who has repeatedly shown glimpses of world-class ability despite a lack of game time?
From a Barcelona perspective, why do they rate Coutinho above a player who remains with the club that bought him and appears to be a key member of the squad?
From Ndombele’s perspective, why would he be so willing to call time on his Spurs career, essentially confirming himself as a flop?
It doesn’t make sense whichever way you look at it.
Chalk this one up as nonsense.News Now - Sport News