Official: Tanguy NDombele Spurs transfer confirmed by club

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One week passed after another and Tottenham fans kept on waiting for Tottenham to announce Tanguy NDombele’s transfer. The transfer passed through several stages in the transfer market, and finally Spurs got their man for £65 million from Olympic Lyon. This came on the heels of Jean-Michel Aulas giving several ultimatums to Spurs in an indirect way to agree on their demands. Basically a take it or leave it deal which has now become the biggest ever transfer at Tottenham.

Five year contract after Tanguy NDombele’s Spurs transfer

Tottenham have agreed a five year contract with Tanguy NDombele. The new Tottenham midfielder is well adapted to carrying the ball into final third from the tight midfield that most top Premier League opponents flaunt these days. NDombele is set to be the London club’s first signing since Lucas Moura.

At one point it was reported that even Manchester United were trying with an eleventh hour offer to match Tottenham’s bid. The demand for such a player is genuinely very high in the market these days.He carries with him the a strong dribbling ability that helps him get past opponents in midfield. He also has a good pass in him, helping him become the conduit and release valve from the midfield to the final third of attack.

Jean-Michel Aulas proved to have the upper hand over Daniel Levy

Both club presidents are known to have a strict negotiation policy, which mostly hovers around little to no negotiation. Daniel Levy has got himself a proven track record of extracting as much value as possible from his transfer deals. He proved no match to Jean-Michel Aulas, who pulled every trick in the book to force Spurs into “pay up or leave” mode for Ndombele’s transfer.

Tanguy NDombele's Spurs transfer has brought a fortune for Lyon
Tanguy NDombele’s transfer fee for Lyon sees a nine times return on investment.

“What I can say to you is if you see a very good box-to-box midfield youngster arrive, in the coming days, then there will be a chance that Tanguy Ndombele leaves, but for the moment, we have not received offers of the level that we feel is a just price.”

Jean-Michel Aulas on June 21, 2019

Aulas is making a neat profit on Tanguy NDombele’s transfer to Spurs. His club Lyon had bought the player only twelve months prior for a meager sum of £7 million. That’s nine million for every million they spent on him a year ago. Sky Sports confirmed that his medical took place in London on Tuesday and soon after he was announced as a Tottenham player.

Tottenham announced Jack Clarke right before Tanguy NDombele’s Spurs transfer

Two deals done in a single day. After 18 months without any transfers at all, that is two consecutive transfer windows. However, reaching the Champions League final and the completion of club’s new Tottenham Hotspur stadium have given Spurs some timely cash to spend in the market

Jack Clarke was bought from and loaned immediately back to Leeds United. His transfer cost the club £13 million including add-ons and bonuses. On to Giovani Lo Celso!


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