Not Fekir – Liverpool have entered the race to sign Lyon midfield sensation

Liverpool are reportedly in the race to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

According to Lyon-based newspaper Le Progres, Liverpool are now joining the race to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer, with the player being pursued by Tottenham Hotspur.

Ndombele, 21, was on the books of Guingamp before heading to Amiens in 2014, and he joined Lyon on loan last summer having impressed in 33 Ligue 1 appearances.

The midfielder starred for Lyon this term, racking up 47 appearances whilst notching one goal and seven assists, meaning Lyon are likely to activate their purchase clause on the France Under-21 international.

Lyon aren’t quite safe just yet though, as clubs are now hoping to tempt the club into an immediate sale, with Sky Sports recently reporting that Tottenham Hotspur want him as a potential successor to Mousa Dembele.

Dembele is wanted elsewhere this summer, and Ndombele fits the bill as a possible replacement thanks to his driving midfield runs, but Tottenham’s interest is now under threat.

Le Progres report that a host of clubs are keen to land Ndombele, with Liverpool now joining Spurs, Manchester City, Arsenal, Juventus and AS Roma in the race for his signature, with the Reds potentially hijacking Spurs’ pursuit.

Liverpool will have two new midfielders for next season in Fabinho and Naby Keita, but may yet look to add Ndombele in what would be a formidable trio in Jurgen Klopp’s engine room.

However, Liverpool have already attempted to strike on deal with Lyon this summer having pursued Nabil Fekir before a deal was scrapped late in the day, and relations between the two clubs may just be a problem if Klopp does pursue Ndombele this summer.