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Report: 24-year-old French star stopped former Tottenham manager from signing this Dutch midfielder last year

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Tanguy Ndombele stopped former Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho from signing Donny van de Beek

According to The Athletic (Subscription Required) [h/t Football.london], Jose Mourinho could not secure a deal for Donny van de Beek as his attempts to offload Tanguy Ndombele during his tenure at Tottenham Hotspur failed.

The former Chelsea manager had a tough spell at the Lilywhites as he took over the North London club from Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino. The current Paris Saint-Germain coach had a productive time with Spurs at N17 yet wasn’t able to win any major trophy with the club.

It is believed that the Portuguese manager tried to sign van de Beek but the move failed because Jose was unable to offload Ndombele. The Dutch international then made his way to Manchester United for a sum of £36million from Ajax Amsterdam.

Donny van de Beek was close to signing for Tottenham Hotspur 
Donny van de Beek was close to signing for Tottenham Hotspur

The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder has been struggling to find quality game time at Old Trafford ever since he made the switch. Both of the midfielders are currently struggling to make an impact at their respective clubs. van de Beek was close to joining Everton on loan in the last transfer window but the move was blocked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Nuno Espirito Santo has just taken over as the manager of the Lilywhites this season. He has witnessed a roller coaster ride so far as his squad have been pretty inconsistent in the Premier League so far. That included with Harry Kane’s goal drought has just made things even more troubling for the former Wolves manager.

Tanguy Ndombele was the main reason Jose Mourinho couldn't bring Donny van de Beek to Tottenham Hotspur
Tanguy Ndombele was the main reason Jose Mourinho couldn’t bring Donny van de Beek to Tottenham Hotspur

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The North London club managed to win their last PL fixture against Aston Villa and would be hoping to continue that kind of form for the rest of the season. That being said Nuno will have to revitalize this squad and hope that his players are up to the task. 

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