Liverpool want to bring in Tanguy Ndombele on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports in France. They apparently feel it’s best for both sides.
Foot Mercato makes the claim. They believe that Liverpool want Dembele, who is free to leave Spurs when the transfer window opens.
And Liverpool have a plan to make the deal happen – a loan with a large option to buy. This way, Spurs can potentially secure big fee for a player with great potential, rather than selling at a loss.
The Reds can also have a proper look at the player before deciding if he’s worth that big outlay. It sounds like the best of both worlds, then, with each club getting a chance to get what they want.
What RTK has to say
There’s absolutely no chance of this happening. Even if Liverpool wanted the player and put this offer forward, Spurs would reject it immediately.
They know the player’s potential full well – it’s why they paid £55m for him last year. Their worst-case scenario would be letting the player fulfil his potential in the Premier League, at the very club they hope to overhaul.
If Spurs sell, you can almost guarantee it’ll be to a club outside of the Premier League. There might be a small chance they do sell to a rival but you’d imagine it would take a big upfront fee to make that happen. Certainly not a loan.
As for Liverpool, there’s little doubt that they could help Ndombele become a top player. He’s got the tools, he just needs the right club. Spurs, with all of their troubles this season, are not that club right now.
But while he’d be a smart signing for the Reds, we just can’t see any chance of it happening.