Four ways Spurs’ midfield could look next season now Ndombele has joined

first_img TROPHY JIBE 5 It was a long time coming, but Tottenham have signed someone for the first time since Lucas Moura joined the club in January 2018.Jack Clarke was brought in from Leeds, although it was confirmed he will play for the Championship club on loan next season.They also completed the signing of France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, paying Lyon £55million for his services which is a club record fee for Spurs. How Spurs could look next season and in future campaigns Option 1: With EriksenIf the 2019/20 season was to start tomorrow, this is the likely line-up for Tottenham.Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Heung-min Son and Harry Winks all started the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool and now Ndombele is on board he would probably slot in a more defensive role, which is where he played at Lyon, alongside Winks. Option 3: With DierBut let’s not forget Spurs also have Eric Dier available, too.It’s likely Spurs would still play a 4-2-3-1 formation with Dier and Ndombele in the defensive slots.Dier did not start the Champions League final which suggests he’s falling slightly out of favour so will have to fight for his place in the first team especially after the Ndombele signing. LATEST Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Option 2: Without EriksenHowever, Eriksen only has one year left on his contract and his future at Spurs looks very uncertain amid his links to Real Madrid and Daniel Levy has reportedly contacted Los Blancos regarding the sale of the Dane.So if Eriksen does end up leaving, Spurs will have to change things up and one option Pochettino could pursue is a 4-3-3 formation with Ndombele in the more defensive role.Winks, who has been compared to Andres Iniesta by Pochettino in the past, could play on the left of the midfield three, while the in-form Moussa Sissoko could go on the right.Alli, who did not enjoy a particularly good 2018/19 campaign would have to step aside in this system. REVEALED latest 5 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 5 Could Pochettino place Ndombele in the defensive midfield role? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Pochettino does still have Eric Dier to call on in midfield Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Everything you need to know about Tanguy Ndombele Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 5 Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea boost punished Ndombele is officially a Spurs player Spurs’ likely line-up if the season started tomorrow Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ndombele, 22, will bolster Spurs’ options in the middle of the park for next looks at four possible midfield systems Mauricio Pochettino could play with their latest signing. Option 4: The future?But the signing of 22-year-old Ndombele could give Spurs supporters a peak into how their future side will look and perhaps this could mark a midfield partnership with Winks, 23.Alli, also 23, would then play in the more advanced role especially if Eriksen leaves and this could then accommodate Lucas Moura, who was in brilliant form last season and Son either side of striker Harry Kane. 5 Getty – Contributor deals last_img read more