Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is attracting interest throughout Europe after making a real impression in recent times.
According to the Mirror’s Tom Hopkinson, United and Chelsea sent scouts to Germany this week to watch the midfielder play against Hoffenheim in the Champions League.
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Ndombele, 21, is a defensive midfielder who has already racked up 4 assist from 10 Ligue 1 appearances this season, as per WhoScored.
He spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Lyon from Amiens before impressing enough to convincing manager Bruno Génésio to sign him permanently.
As we stated in Sunday’s player ratings piece post-Everton, there are growing fears Nemanja Matic is finished as a player at this level, so it makes sense for manager Jose Mourinho to weigh up his options for upcoming transfer windows.
Matic played a pivotal role last term and at 30, you’d think he would still have more left in the tank, but his performances this season resemble a player who is past it.
That may sound harsh and we’ll happily eat our words, though it’s telling when the anchor of our midfield slows down play and struggles to get into positions he can make a real affect.
The Mirror also claims Manchester City are interested in the France international, but we beat them to deals for Alexis Sanchez and Fred in recent times. A previous report from the same outlet, albeit from a different reported named Adrian Kajumba, claims Tottenham are also monitoring Ndombele’s performances, while suggesting he will cost at least £55 million with his Lyon contract running until 2023.
If Ed Woodward is willing to deliver and back his most important employee, Mourinho, then United can use their financial power and recruit the targets listed by the manager.
United are likely to keep scouting Ndombele over the coming weeks/months. Perhaps he will like the idea of strengthening United’s ‘French Connection’ currently consisting of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.