Arsenal working on a deal to sign Tottenham Hotspur target Evan Ndicka
But now, Italian outlet CalcioMercatoWeb claims that a deal to bring Ndicka to the Emirates ‘seems to be in the pipeline’. The player’s contract expires at the end of the season.
January could be the only time when Eintracht Frankfurt get something in return for the French defender if he does not renew his contract with the club. He has already made 23 appearances across competitions for Die Adler this season.
Manager Oliver Glasner would hate to see the back of Ndicka but with the January window officially opening, the possibility of the player entering into a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club is also there.
How are Spurs letting this deal slide away?
If Arsenal seriously do get a deal across the line for Ndicka, then it could be a big blow for us. He is one defender that Spurs could have hoped to sign on a potentially cut-price deal given his contract situation.
Talented, modern centre-backs are at a premium nowadays and Spurs are in dire need of one. Eric Dier, Ben Davies and Cristian Romero continue to be our first-choice centre-back trio.
But Dier’s performance in the 2-2 draw against Brentford reminded us that he isn’t flawless and has errors in his game. Romero is world class but Davies isn’t a natural centre-back.
Unless Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga take their game to the next level instantly, January has to be the window where Spurs board backs Conte and finally makes a huge, world-class signing at the back.
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If it isn’t too late, making a last ditch effort to sign Ndicka, even if it entails paying beyond the supposed valuation of the player, would also be a wise move.