Tanguy Ndombele is considered to be one of the most talented defensive midfielders in Football Manager 2018. He may be unavailable in the first season, but if you play a longer save you should really have a look at him!
Name: Tanguy Ndombele
Age: 20 (28/12/1996)
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Position: DM / M (C)
Value: £7.5M / €8.3M
Est. Cost: £40M / €45M
Ndombele is on loan in the first season at Olympique Lyon, which makes him unavailable for a transfer during the summer window. Lyon has an option to sign the midfielder on a transfer worth £7.1M / €7.8M. We have simmed four saves and in all of those he completed a full move to Lyon. However, in the future he could become available for a transfer and Lyon could be asking around 40 up to 50M for the midfielder. A high fee, but worth it if you consider his potential.
Ndombele is considered to be the biggest talent in Lyon’s first team squad. It is no surprise that the French giants want to sign him on a full contract. His strongest attribute is his high work rate, which is obviously a very good attribute for a defensive midfielder. He also shows a determined attitude and is considered to be a consistent performer. Strongest area of his game: strength and stamina and those make him the perfect hard working midfielder in your team.
But, Ndombele also shows enough skills in the playmaking department and he could become an exceptional Roaming Playmaker (one of the more elite player roles). Most of the required attributes for a good RP are already around or even above 15.
According to Football Manager, Ndombele has to work on his crossing. If you decide to play him as a Roaming Playmaker that could be an attribute that he could improve, but we suggest you focus on the more important attributes like Positioning or his Long Shots.
It would be advisable to pair him up with one of the veterans in your squad when you sign him. If you play with Lyon it will be impossible to tutor him as he is a loanee.
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