Spurs Reportedly Agree £64 Million Fee For Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele
Tottenham Hotspur are close to making their first signing in 18 months with reports in France saying that they've agreed a fee with Lyon for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Famously last season Spurs managed to go two transfer windows without making a single signing but that drought without an incoming signing looks close to ending.
French outlet L'Equipe, via Get French Football News, are reporting that the Premier League side have agreed a £64 million transfer fee for highly rated French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Lyon & Tottenham this weekend concluded a €72m agreement for the transfer of Tanguy Ndombele, BUT Spurs haven't yet agreed personal terms with the player, leaving the door open for "a Manchester United surprise," in the coming hours, per L'Équipe https://t.co/Plg2R9AViz- Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 30, 2019
£55.5 million of the transfer fee is expected to be upfront with the remaining fee based on bonuses that are expected to be pretty obtainable for the north London club.
Amongst the bonuses is qualification for the Champions League on multiple occasions with Lyon President Aulas and his Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy agreeing the terms over the weekend.
Ndombele has been linked with Spurs for several weeks and has also attracted attention from the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus.
And, despite agreeing with the club for the player, L'Equipe report that the 22 year old is yet to agree terms with Mauricio Pochettino's side.
The Spurs project does work for the player and much of the deal has already been spoken about but there are still some details to be sorted.
Reporter Hugo Delom, who has broken the story, says that another offer from elsewhere in Europe's elite could still sway the midfielder to pick a different club.
PSG and Juventus were expected at one point to make bids for the former Amiens player but the Parisiens have other priorities and the Old Lady look set to sign Adrien Rabiot, from PSG, on a free transfer.
Delom suggests that Manchester United could still swoop in with a 'surprise' move for Ndombele though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been strongly linked with Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Spurs last signing was Lucas Moura. The Brazilian winger signed in January 2018 from PSG and they've not signed anyone since.
Last summer they attempted to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa but the club takeover at the Midlands' side scuppered any chance of the cheaper deal Levy was hoping for.
Pochettino still did an excellent job with his team last season without signing anyone. They once again finished in the top four in the league and reached their first Champions League final.
Will Spurs finally make a signing or will someone else come in for Ndombele?
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