Manchester City are reportedly interested in the transfer of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and have already made a bid for the player.
However, while City have submitted an offer of around £45million for the talented 22-year-old, it’s claimed his club are holding out for as much as £75m to let him go.
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That’s according to a report from the Times, which also tentatively links City with Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong as another possible option in that defensive midfield department.
Still, they claim he would cost even more, at around £90m, while Barcelona have already agreed personal terms with the player.
Ndombele would undoubtedly do a job for City, who need a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, who has been badly missed during his absence with injury at points this season.
Few can offer precisely what the Brazilian does, but Ndombele looks very much like becoming one of Europe’s top midfield players for many years to come.
The France international may well be expensive, but even a fee like £75m should end up looking a bit of a bargain before too long, and it’s not like City can’t afford it.