2019/2020 Midfielders Rumours Thread

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Yeah heard too Spurs "court reporters" have confirmed they are not selling Ndombele. I guess it's the same case as with Kante and Chelsea.

There's a chance we enquired about Ndombele and Spurs were interested to see if they could recoup the money they spent for him. They probably realised there was a big distance between offer and demand so they're now dismissing the rumors as there would be no point keeping them alive.
 

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According to Romano, Ndombele is Conte's top target for the physical midfielder and Ausilio has been following him since his Lyon days. Mourinho wants Skriniar while he also likes Perisic. Brozovic isn't involved in the discussions so far.

Romano is usually very reliable so this could be Marotta using him to play the media game. Because Ndombele is anything but physical.
 

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I imagine Marotta and Ausilio are going to spend a lot of time in London between Kante, Alonso, Palmieri, Ndombele and probably Vertonghen. I’d expect a lot more rumours flying out of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Spurs before September is over.
 

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Yep. I just hope we don't have EPL tunnel vision.
 

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This the same Ndombele who has some garbage stamina and gets gassed really quick?

Inter Milan interested in Ndombélé - Tottenham not willing to sell record signing

Tottenham are not willing to sell record signing Tanguy Ndombélé amid reported interest from Inter Milan. The Frenchman, who has also been linked to Barcelona and Bayern Munich, has had a torrid first year in English football and made just 17 starts following his €60 million move from Lyon. However, according to the PA news agency, Spurs are not in talks with Inter or any other club and are committed to their investment, with chairman Daniel Levy not prepared to sell a player who they believe can come good.

Yeah, they could ask for skriniar, given that vertongen is leaving I think. But what exactly happened to ndombele i know he had problems with mourinho.

Mourinho has tried different ways to get the best out of the midfielder, including several public dressing downs. The Portuguese complained Ndombélé was “always injured” in January and then said his player had to give more after he was hauled off at half-time of the 1-1 draw at Burnley in March – his last start of the season. But recently Mourinho has said he “will not give up” on Ndombélé, who received a market value cut of €7 million in the most recent Premier League update. “Every player is part of my plans,” he said. “Everyone. I don’t give up on players, no player has a privilege, all the same. No problem at all. Every player is part of my plans.”

> IMO Spurs could be saying NOW they don`t want to sell Ndombele because they are trying to sign Höjbjerg. But it might be that the distance between valuations is too big...

So are we thinking of Ndombele because he is 6 years younger than Kante? [for whom Chelsea have slapped on a €60M price tag]
 

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I'd offer them a strait swap Eriksen with. Just for trolling.
 

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:trollol::trollol::trollol:
 

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Ndombele is the best player in any swap deal, no shit marotta wants to do it. Complete midfielder, 23 years old, starts and stops attacks, protects the ball.

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Surely Di Marzio is joking with Inter having offered Skriniar for Tanguy and that the swap is in progress.
 

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Anyone here watched Ndombele more than a few games and could enlighten me of his traits?
 

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Skrin for some nobody Ndomveleldjdjdbdj

Fuck off With that Conte bs
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If this happens the club can go fuck itself

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This whole transfer sounds odd. I don't know too much about Ndombele, but it doesn't seem like the identikit we're after.
Most of the criticism I see levied against him are for his poor work rate, stamina, and fitness. If Jose's style is too much for him, how will he manage under Conte?!
He seems to be quite the dribbler and passer, but I don't see him winning too much praise for his defending.

I don't get it really. Maybe Conte and the management see him as too big a talent to pass on. But giving them Skriniar in exchange, a proven player who has arguably been one of the very best in Europe until recently? I wouldn't, no way.
The Kante rumors made sense even if a deal was never going to happen, this just seems like the wrong use of our resources.
 
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A lot of people seriously underrating N’Dombele here because of 1 bad season. The guy has massive potential and and could reach a crazy ceiling. Having said that I wouldn’t swap him for Skriniar especially if we’re getting Tonali
 

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This is madness. This is an incredibly bad deal. Coco-Seedorf swap level. Watch us swapping Skriniar for Ndombele and replace him with Armando Izzo. :palm:

Fuck Conte, fuck Marotta and fuck anyone at Inter who's in favor of this swap.
 

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This is madness. This is an incredibly bad deal. Coco-Seedorf swap level. Watch us swapping Skriniar for Ndombele and replace him with Armando Izzo. :palm:

Fuck Conte, fuck Marotta and fuck anyone at Inter who's in favor of this swap.

Skriniar will gone. Kumbulla will come. Skriniar not suited for Conte 3-5-2 next season. I prefer Skriniar shine in other place than wasted by Conte.

Why not swap with Kante than Ndombele. I prefer Skriniar + cash for Pogba than Ndombele too. :eek:blivious:
 

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Skriniar will gone. Kumbulla will come. Skriniar not suited for Conte 3-5-2 next season. I prefer Skriniar shine in other place than wasted by Conte.

Why not swap with Kante than Ndombele. I prefer Skriniar + cash for Pogba than Ndombele too. :eek:blivious:

I could understand selling Skriniar (though I would still be against) if we were expecting to have Conte as our coach for the next 5 years. But the guy is too unpredictable to make long term plans with. He resigned from his beloved Juventus because Marotta didn't get him Juan Itturbe. He was throwing tantrums at Chelsea for a whole season because they didn't get him Lukaku. There was already a talk of Conte leaving Inter after just one season. Selling Skriniar at 25 because he doesn't suit Conte is insanity.

And we're not just selling Skriniar. We're swapping him with a guy with unprofessional behavior who has yet to prove himself at a top level.
 

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Skriniar can only be sacrified for SMS , Pogba. Not fkcing Ndombele!!
 

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Skriniar will gone. Kumbulla will come. Skriniar not suited for Conte 3-5-2 next season. I prefer Skriniar shine in other place than wasted by Conte.

Why not swap with Kante than Ndombele. I prefer Skriniar + cash for Pogba than Ndombele too. :eek:blivious:

But, for whatever qualities Kumbulla has, we're talking a 20-year-old with one season of Serie A experience, and that was for a midtable side with no further expectations, not a team expecting to compete for the Scudetto. Selling a proven Serie A defender for someone with that profile isn't the kind of move Scudetto contenders make. Not that I don't endorse a Kumbulla move, but you need leadership and experience along a backline, and are we getting that with a 21 y/o Bastoni and 20 y/o Kumbulla composing 2/3's of the CB trio? That's not a smart gamble.

Despite that, there are either players or financial figures that I could see a Skriniar sale being justifiable for. This doesn't fit either of those. Not because Ndombele flopping at Tottenham condemns him to be a failure anywhere else he goes, but because it's not getting great value out of selling Skriniar in the process. Ndombele isn't worth that.I can't endorse this idea.
 
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