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Spurs Complete Tanguy Ndombele Signing For Club Record £65m fee

Spurs Complete Tanguy Ndombele Signing For Club Record £65m fee

Tottenham have completed a club record capture for Tanguy Ndombele for a £65m fee from Lyon.

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Spurs announced the signing of the 22-year-old French midfielder on Tuesday afternoon after he signed a six-year deal with the club.

Tottenham's previous club record was their £42 million signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in 2017.

Last week French outlet L'Equipe reported that the deal between the Premier League club and Lyon was agreed for £65 million, with £55.5 million of the deal upfront and the rest for achievable, and likely, targets.

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There was speculation that with the player yet to agree terms on the move he was still open to making a different move with Juventus, PSG and Manchester United also linked to the midfielder.

The 22-year-old had only been with Lyon for two years and hugely impressed last season, especially in two games in the Champions League group stages against Manchester City.

His move to Tottenham caps a remarkable rise having been released from the Guingamp academy five years ago and being left without a club for a year.

That put teams on high alert to the midfielder and he soon became Mauricio Pochettino's number one priority.

Last year the north London club failed to sign a single player, in either the summer or winter transfer windows, the first time since transfer windows were introduced that's happened to a Premier League club.

Pochettino's side were still able to finish in the top four and reach the Champions League final for the first time, where they lost to Liverpool.

Ndombele impressed in two games against Manchester City in the Champions League last season. Image: PA Images
Ndombele impressed in two games against Manchester City in the Champions League last season. Image: PA Images

The Argentine manager really wants to kick on with his side next season and was in need of new signings, especially after Moussa Sissoko left in January.

Spurs first signing in 18 months came on Tuesday morning when they announced they'd signed 18-year-old forward Jack Clarke from Leeds United.

The teenager was instantly loaned back to the Championship club, having only previously played one season of senior football for them.

Davinson Sanchez was the former record signing for Spurs. Image: PA Images
Davinson Sanchez was the former record signing for Spurs. Image: PA Images

Current midfielder Christian Eriksen has told the club that he wants to leave though his top choice Real Madrid are unlikely to make a bid for him.

Manchester United have been linked with the Dane but their priority in the centre of the park seems to be Sporting's Bruno Fernandes.

Will Tottenham sign anyone else this summer?

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Tanguy Ndombélé, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfer stories, Ligue 1, Transfer rumours, Premier League, Transfer news, Champions League, Lyon, Christian Eriksen, Transfer reports

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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