As reported by this newspaper, Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has become a real alternative for Barca in the event that the signing of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong ends up failing.
Barca's technical secretary, Eric Abidal, has deep knowledge of the French market and is the main guarantor of his signing. He is 'in love' with the 21-year-old, whom in France they have already baptized the new Pogba.
His characteristics, which combine power and technique, are reminiscent of the Manchester United player, without forgetting that he also arrives effectively in the area, although he must improve his accuracy in the front of goal.
Last Tuesday Ramón Planes went to watch Olympique Lyon vs Manchester City, a 2-2 UCL draw, and his conclusions were highly positive.
Thanks to his good relationship with the president of Lyon, Jean Michel Aulas, Abidal has 'reserved' the Frenchman, whose performances are attracting attention throughout Europe. Different teams, including five elite Premier clubs such as Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton, have become interested in Ndombele.
But for the moment Barça have an advantage while their staff decide whether to bet firmly on a player of enormous potential for his qualities and youth.