With each passing day, Tottenham Hotspur fans are getting even more anxious and tense with regards to a possible deal for Tanguy Ndombele this summer.
Olympique de Lyonnais chief, Jean-Michel Aulas, is known to be as tough as our very own Daniel Levy when it comes down to negotiations for his players, so there will not have been too many surprises when considering how difficult a deal would be to try and complete.
However, what has not helped ease the emotions is the fact that there appears to be a different story and update on the situation regarding the 22-year-old powerhouse in what feels like every hour.
Sky Sports had claimed that we had agreed to a £65million deal for Ndombele a matter of days ago, however, Aulas appears to have swept that notion from right under our feet and suggest that nothing has been finalised.
“An offer of 70m euros? If I wait another eight days, it will be 80m euros. Tottenham’s first proposal was 45m euros. Since then we’ve been talking, nothing’s done,” he said, speaking to RMC (via Football.London).
“I can assure you of that. But we’re in no hurry either. It’s not done. Tanguy has shown these qualities in the French team, he is one of our best players. How much is he worth? I don’t know, but it’s worth over 45m.”
However, as appears to be the norm with this transfer saga, Alasdair Gold has revealed an entirely different outlook on the deal and one that many Tottenham fans are pleased to hear.
Those Aulas comments on Spurs and Tanguy Ndombele have been met with some bewilderment in France. Couple of my contacts over there maintain they've been told from the Lyon end a deal is in the final stages between the clubs and that Aulas plays this game regularly in the press.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) June 27, 2019
Writing on Twitter, the reliable journalist said: “Those Aulas comments on Spurs and Tanguy Ndombele have been met with some bewilderment in France. Couple of my contacts over there maintain they’ve been told from the Lyon end a deal is in the final stages between the clubs and that Aulas plays this game regularly in the press.”
And, that has sent fans into a moment of delight as many thanked Gold for his update as some continued to ‘hoping and praying’ that the deal was done, whilst another said it was ‘very encouraging’.
Here are just some of those reactions…
Alasdair my hero
— YID (@THFCconor) June 27, 2019
Hoping and praying
— SpursStark777 (@SpursStark777) June 27, 2019
Good. I was on a downer earlier!
— Brad Matthews (@bradhotspur) June 27, 2019
Let’s goo. Thanks for the insight
— Will Leisey (@WLeisey) June 27, 2019
Hope you’re right
— Cambs Spurs (@johnnyglib) June 27, 2019
That’s very encouraging!!
— J o e (Ndombele SZN) ???? (@FireJohnMallee) June 27, 2019
i like the sound of that
— Taylor (@taylorskiii) June 27, 2019