Tanguy Ndombele Says He's Joined Spurs To 'Win Silverware'

New Spurs signing says he moved to Spurs because he wants to win silverware , something the club hasn't managed since winning the League Cup in 2008.

This week Spurs ended an 18 month self imposed transfer hiatus by signing Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele in one day, with the latter moving for a club record £55.5 million, with another £9 million due after bonuses.

The former Lyon midfielder was linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe and chose Spurs ahead of them. Speaking on the club website the 22-year-old revealed that's because it's a dream to play in the Premier League, and because he wants to win silverware, saying:

"For me, it's been a dream of mine since I was a kid to play in the Premier League. Now I can make that dream come true right here.

"I can't wait, I'm excited at being able to play in the Premier League and I'm hoping that we can achieve great things with the team.

"I hope to be able to bring what I know I can do - to do my bit for the team.

"The squad works really well together so I hope to start well, integrate, settle into the group and then continue in the same way.

"To win silverware, that's also why I am here."

Football fans certainly found his comments amusing:

The one criticism that continues to haunt Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is the fact that he is yet to win a trophy during his managerial career.

Poch has improved the north London club a lot since he moved from Southampton in 2014 but they're still yet to add trophies since their League Cup triumph over Chelsea in 2008.

Last season looked like their best opportunity to win something as they reached the Champions League final but lost to Liverpool in the final, whilst they ended up fourth in the league.

Can Ndombele be the man to finally bring some silverware to Spurs?

Ryan Sidle

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