Tottenham and Barcelona are mulling over the possibility of midfielders Tanguy Ndombele and Arthur swapping clubs, according to reports in Spain.

Ndombele has struggled to settle in the Premier League since becoming Spurs’ record signing last summer, showing glimpses of brilliance but repeatedly falling to injuries and fitness issues.

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims Barcelona are keen on Ndombele, while Tottenham are fond of the Catalans’ Brazilian midfielder Arthur. He, too, has been forced to deal with injury problems this term.

Arthur was excellent against Spurs at Wembley in the Champions League group stages last season, so it’s not difficult to see why he may have caught the Londoners’ eye.

Mundo Deportivo believes Tottenham and Barcelona are considering a situation in which Ndombele and Arthur would trace places, a deal said to be made easier by the fact the players have nearly the same market value – the report cites Transfermarkt‘s prices of €52m for Ndombele and €56m for Arthur.

However, there’s a twist to the tale. French outlet le10sport is reporting that Jose Mourinho does not want Ndombele to leave. Mourinho apparently wants to make the Frenchman a key part of his midfield next season.

We’re wondering if receiving Arthur in exchange is too good a deal to turn down. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. NDombele is worth way more than Arthur, I swear our fans go nuts at the talk of any Barca reject. NDombele is a top player and one who gets in our first team directly when fit and we’ve seen his ability to dominate in big games. Arthur is a squad player at Barca. Swapping a dominant player who has been injured much of his first season for a Barca reject is the work of stoke citys et al. We compete with Barcelona in the champions league so we shouldn’t buy the players they’ve given up on. Arthur and Winks vs De Jong and NDombele? Behave yourselves…

  2. Arthut is better than N’dombele because he work hard he mark the opponent
    He close the midfield very well
    He doesn’t keep the ball for long time when playing
    He disturb very well
    He is very intelligent a d don’t always have injury
    He is not a lazy player like N’dombele
    I love
    Please the swap should be done in the name of God ooo

  3. Ndombele is the best Spurs midfielder (with Gio) by a country mile. He has the highest number of assists despite the limited number of games; he retains the ball better than all the other midfielders, can make passes that split defences (typical of Barca players) and he is a footballer, not an athlete like your so-called good players in the persons of Winks, Skip and so on. Get a better Manager than Mou who will play Gio, Sissoko and Ndombele and this midfield can challenge any team. BTW, imagine how an attack of Hazard, De Bruyne and Salah would have terrorised teams if Mou had not sold the others? Levy should get rid of Mou and retain Ndombele.


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