Barcelona ‘considering transfer swoop for Tottenham ace Ndombele’ but struggling LaLiga giants will wait for the summer

BARCELONA are plotting a summer transfer bid for Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, it has been claimed.

Reports emerged earlier this year that the Catalans were interested in the Frenchman.

Jose Mourinho largely ignored Ndombele last season but recent weeks have seen the £54million signing begin to make his mark at Tottenham.

Ahead of Thursday's trip to Ludogorets, he has featured 10 times and scored twice – matching his goal tally from the 2019-20 campaign.

But Ndombele could be given the chance to leave North London, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

It is claimed that Barcelona were keen on the player in the summer and are considering a fresh move at the end of this season.

A midfielder is said to be high on the Catalans' agenda after a bid for Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum fell through.

However, massive financial problems are taking a toll on the Camp Nou club.

A second round of player wage cuts is being discussed with major targets, such as Memphis Depay or Lautaro Martinez, missed out on in the summer.

Lionel Messi's contract situation remains unchanged too, while on the pitch Barcelona have suffered their worst LaLiga start in 18 years.

Ndombele was touted for a swift exit after only a year at the club but is now becoming a first-team regular under Mourinho.

The 23-year-old recently talked up his relationship with the Spurs boss, admitting that last season was a far from ideal start.

He told Tottenham's in-house media: "I've got a good relationship with the coach – we speak together, we laugh together.

It's true that the last season was difficult – to change leagues like that, it isn't easy.

"The more difficult moments last season have been left behind us. We're now both trying our hardest to help the team.

"I find myself working harder in training and in the matches.

"But above all I think I've just settled in better. It's true that the last season was difficult – to change leagues like that, it isn't easy.

"But now I feel like I'm really settling in better and I really hope that I'm on the right track for the future."

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