Tanguy Ndombele’s agent reveals Lyon’s asking price for the midfielder

Submitted on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:13

The representative of Tanguy Ndombele has suggested that any potential suitor would have to pay a staggering price, if they are to secure the signature of the Frenchman from Lyon. The 21-year-old has already caught the attention of Manchester City and Barcelona with his consistent performances during the current campaign but his agent has recently revealed that Napoli are also on the hunt for the enforcer.

Speaking to Calcio Napoli 24, Duro Ivanisevic confirmed that the Naples outfit are indeed keen on signing the upcoming star, although the midfielder won’t come on the cheap with Les Gones said to have placed a €80m price tag on his head, he said: “Napoli are a great club and even more so now they have Carlo Ancelotti, one of the best managers in the world and, with him, he [Ndombele] could get even better. He is in great form and playing at a very high level. He is the classic box-to-box midfielder who can be the difference maker in attack and defence. You need to ask Lyon [about his valuation]. They are asking for €80m, but that could go down and a compromise could be found.”

“Despite the agent’s comments, it does not appear that Les Gones would consider a mid-season deal“ and the same goes for the midfielder, who seems content to stay put for the campaign. Lyon’s prospects of competing for the French title are pretty much distant with a 15-point gap to runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain and “their focus is expected“ to lie on the top-three pursuit to secure Champions League football for another season.

Meanwhile, talking about the Champions League, Lyon have managed to progress to the round of 16 after going unbeaten through the group phase with five draws and one victory. They are scheduled to face Barcelona during the opening knockout round and the game should be exciting to watch, given Les Gones have shown that they can compete with the best after getting four points off Manchester City at the group stage.

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