Tottenham and PSG are in talks over a loan move for Tanguy Ndombele, with suggestions of Georginio Wijnaldum going the other way doing the rounds.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Tanguy Ndombele could move to Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes, as Tottenham engage in talks with the French giants over a loan move. There is also mention of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who could be included in the deal to go the other way.
Tanguy Ndombele, Tottenham’s record signing, could be on the verge of a temporary departure from the club this month. Since signing from Lyon in 2019, the Frenchman has failed to cement a place in the starting lineup, failing to impress at least four Spurs managers in the process.
The latest of those is Antonio Conte, who has frozen him out of matchday squads for Tottenham’s last two Premier League games. And there appears to be no future for the midfielder in north London, with the club keen on his departure.
There has been considerable interest from European clubs in the midfielder. Looking at the possible finances involved even in a temporary deal, Paris Saint-Germain could be the best-placed to crack it. The Ligue 1 giants have an active interest in Ndombele, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly keen on a reunion.
The report suggests PSG could make an offer to Spurs to sign the midfielder until the season ends, which might be acceptable to the north Londoners. However, there is also talk of Georgino Wijnaldum going the other way in a similar temporary deal, as the Dutchman has been looking for a move elsewhere.
Wijnaldum has been heavily linked with Arsenal for the duration of the window. However, with the Gunners chasing Juventus star Arthur Melo, they might have no interest in bringing the PSG midfielder to the Emirates, thus paving the way for Tottenham to discuss a move.
In Wijnaldum’s case, it is quite baffling to return to the Premier League with Arsenal or Tottenham, considering he is playing for a club that are currently one of the favourites to win the Champions League. Meanwhile, there is no European football in north London, which raises questions over the Dutchman’s intentions.
However, if he wants to come back, Spurs might eagerly take him in, and let a troubled Ndombele leave for Paris. The Frenchman could be a good addition to the Ligue 1 club, who might end up getting a better deal, considering the midfielder has different qualities to offer in multiple positions in midfield and the attack.