Reports in Spain claim Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is
determined to make life difficult for Barcelona as they eye a move for Tanguy
Mourinho called out Tottenham's record signing after a 1-1
draw at Burnley on 7 March, saying the midfielder "has to give us more
than he is giving us".
The Portuguese felt he had reached a breaking point with
Ndombele, who has failed to deliver in his first season since a £63 million
summer move from Lyon.
The Frenchman has battled niggling fitness issues throughout
the campaign, leading to Mourinho saying he is "always injured", and
when he has been fit there have been times that his work-rate has been
French publication L'Equipe claimed on Saturday that
Ndombele is the subject of interest from Barcelona and that they could launch a
And now Spanish newspaper Sport (via Sport Witness) report
that the La Liga giants like the Spurs midfielder 'very much' with the presence
of other French players at the club potentially playing a part in luring him to
the Camp Nou.
Of course, there will be no developments in a deal until
'details of the next transfer window are known' with the coronavirus pandemic
gripping the world.
The newspaper adds that Mourinho's 'special kind of
affection' for Catalans will have a big say on the transfer with Sport Witness
claiming that means he will 'make everything as difficult as possible'.
- TEAMtalk media