Ndombele rejects potential move to Everton

As the chaotic search for a new manager continues at Everton one player I thought was worth the club looking at has ruled out a move to Goodison Park.

That player is Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele. The French midfielder is a midfielder who I had previously suggested would be worth Everton looking at.

Despite costing a huge fee when Spurs signed him, he has become surplus to requirements in North London particularly since Antonio Conte took over and a move in this window seemed very likely, along with other possible Blues targets like Dele Alli.

As I’ve previously said, Ndombele is a powerful player with the sort of qualities that this Toffees team desperately needs. He is a strong defensive type who also contributes in attack especially carrying the ball from central midfield.

The Blues certainly do need more athletic and physical presences in midfield and players who can link up with and also provide more support in attack.

And, if that was true in the past, it’s even more pressing now that Abdoulaye Doucoure is again facing a long period out of action following his latest injury.

It’s just typical of Everton’s luck that with so many key games coming over the next month or so that the side’s best midfielder should succumb to injury again.

I know it sounds mad but at times it almost feels like there is a cosmic conspiracy against this football club given the amount of bad luck the Toffees experience.

Of course, a dysfunctional organisation, poor decisions and a seemingly complete lack of strategic direction, don’t help! Still it does seem like everyting that can go wrong invariably does.

Anyway, it seems that Ndombele has ruled out a move to Merseyside and wants to go to PSG and be reunited with his former manager Mauricio Pottechino.

So, if the Blues do want to try and get midfield reinforcements in before the transfer window shuts on Monday they will have to look elsewhere.

And, the fact Everton still have no established clarity over who will be manager and haven’t got a Director of Football or the like in place, means trying to get any new players in before the end of Monday, is going to be very, very difficult. The soap opera that is EFC continues on.