Arsenal have entered the race to sign Tanguy NDombele as the Gunners look to strengthen their midfield.
Arsenal have been quick to act in the transfer market so far, as they have already completed two signings this summer. The Gunners announced Stephan Lichtsteiner in the first week of June, while Bernd Leno joined the club later. While Arsenal are close to agree a deal for Sokratis Papastathopoulos, doubts remain on the acquisition of Lucas Torreira and Ever Banega.
And this is why Arsenal have started looking for other options to bolster their midfield. According to Metro, who have quoted French outlet Le Progres, Arsenal are looking to sign Tanguy NDombele from Lyon.
NDombele joined Lyon on loan last year from fellow French club Amiens. According to L’Equipe, Lyon paid €2 million for the loan. The French club has only made the deal permanent recently, and secured a possible €250,000 in bonuses and 20% of any profit made should he be transferred from Lyon to another club.
Manchester Evening News (MEN) earlier reported that Manchester United are considering a bid for Tanguy NDombele, and are rivalling Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus for his signature. Now, Arsenal have also entered the race, according to Le Progres.
It is reported that Tottenham have identified NDombele as a worthy successor to Moussa Dembele, who has offers from Serie A clubs. Metro claims that Lyon’s president, Jena-Michel Aulas wants to keep NDombele at the club, but would consider selling him in a situation of a bidding war.
Unai Emery is looking for a midfielder in the transfer market. Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla will not be a part of the midfield from the next season which leaves a huge void in Arsenal’s midfield. Emery knows NDombele from his time in France, when the player appeared against Paris Saint Germain for both, Lyon and Amiens.