Tottenham reject intriguing summer swap offer for Ndombele

Date published: Saturday 4th July 2020 11:15

Tottenham have rejected the prospect of swapping Tanguy Ndombele with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Ndombele has struggled to establish himself in the first team at Tottenham since joining as their club-record signing last summer.

The midfielder has started just 12 Premier League games this season and featured for only 19 minutes of their three fixtures since football resumed.

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Jose Mourinho was quick to dismiss concerns over his long-term future earlier this week and it has since emerged that Tottenham have already turned down an offer from Juventus for the Frenchman.

The Daily Telegraph report an offer from the Italian side of former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in exchange for Ndombele, which was soon ‘turned down’.

Juve ‘are willing to allow Ramsey to depart’ only a year after he joined from Arsenal on a contract worth around £400,000 a week.

Manchester United have been ‘alerted’ to the Welshman’s availability as he has played just 28 games under Maurizio Sarri.

The Old Lady might struggle to offload the player due to the restrictive nature of his wages, however, which has been complicated further by the financial impact of a global pandemic.

The likelihood of a loan with Juventus continuing to cover a percentage of his earnings has been mooted.

In an interview with The Athletic last month, Ramsey discussed the differences between the Premier League and Serie A.

“The Premier League is more end-to-end,” he says. “There’s a bit more freedom to attack and probably more spaces to exploit there. Whereas over here a lot of teams, especially against the bigger sides, drop a lot deeper into a low block and encourage you to come and break them down.

“You have to be a lot more patient, try to move the ball quicker in certain areas to encourage somebody slightly out of position.”


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