Tottenham have finally been active in the market! Following two signings on 2 July, Spurs have finally ended their transfer inactivity.
The major signing was that of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon, who joined with a long term contract for a fee of £55million. It may seem a lot, and it is a lot of money, but considering the talent the 22-year-old has, he’s a player who can easily make that fee seem minimal.
Pochettino viewed the Frenchman as his transfer priority for the summer and quite rightly, Spurs needed to upgrade their central midfield options.
Now that the deal is done, Spurs must continue to improve their squad ahead of a title charge next season. Next in line could be Nabil Fekir.
Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Fekir for just £30million. For a player of his ability and aged just 25, this is a good opportunity for Spurs to again go shopping in Lyon. Fekir appears to be available at a reduced rate due to his contract at Lyon only having one year left.
Spurs have been too reliant on Harry Kane and Heung Min Son in recent years and with Cristian Eriksen’s long term future in doubt, the club cannot afford to turn down the opportunity to sign a player who can score and create goals so often.
Fekir was one of Lyon’s best player last season, netting 9 goals and assisting 7 in Ligue 1. Fekir played nearly all his game behind the striker in the number 10 role. His best abilities are his dribbling and ability to pick a key pass. He averaged 1.6 dribbles and 1.8 key passes per game last season. Only Eriksen (2.1) manager more key passes from the Tottenham squad, whilst no Spurs man could better the Frenchman’s dribbling rate.