Tanguy Ndombele Transfer To Spurs 'Targeted By Hackers Who Tried To Steal £1.86m' from Amiens
Online hackers tried to steal £1.86million of Tanguy Ndombele's Spurs transfer fee from one of his old clubs Amiens, according to stunning claims in France.
France Bleu Picardie report that the French club were victims of an attempt to extract some of Ndombele's sell-on percentage from Tottenham.
Ndombele joined Spurs from Lyon for £55million this summer, and one of his old team's Amiens were due to receive a percentage of the free from a sell-on clause in their contract.
The report claims that Amiens' internal email server was hacked on August 3 when they took on Leganes in a pre-season friendly.
An invoice was intercepted and there was an attempt to divert the funds to a Spanish account.
The report continues that the money transfer was blocked in time, and that a formal police investigation has been opened.
Ndombele scored on his Spurs debut as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in their first game of the season on Saturday.
After the game, he said: "It's a very good day for me because if I look backwards at where I've come from.
"To be here today making my Premier League debut is something special.
"To play in this amazing stadium with some great players and to have the opportunity to score my first goal, everything was perfect and we won the game.
"I couldn't ask for more than that, that's why I'm happy and now I hope we can have more success all together."
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