- Jul 31, 2019
You would think that people would do the reasonable thing and just do an exchange of loans with no options. It’s not like Ndombele is going to break into this Tottenham team.
That doesn't mean much IMO. He could be protecting or trying to give a mental boost to the player, or keep up appearances as to not damage his market value. Mou knows how to play that game. Even if he was being 100% sincere about his evaluation of Ndombele, I would question his judgment because his recent teams have been playing absolutely deplorable (and ineffective) football.
I think this was an idea pre Vidal deal. At that point we probably would have pushed for Kumbulla since we would have some plusvalenza
Assuming Vidal is coming, we have a surplus of midfielders: Barella, Sensi, Eriksen, Brozovic, Vidal, Nainggolan, Gagliardini, Vecino & Agoume. That makes 9 players for 3 positions.
Vecino has to go, Agoume needs a loan spell and one of Brozovic or Nainggolan probably have to leave.
And we still have J fucking Mario.
Personally I’d be ok not getting anyone else in the middle, keep Brozovic and then go all in on SMS next season if there’s a chance. Assuming Conte stays and Suning is willing to spend again he’s still by far the best midfielder we could get