Sky Sports has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur and Olympic Lyon have agreed on a fee for Spurs’ NDombele transfer. The French side were adamant on getting £65 million and Spurs have agreed to pay the fee. This makes Tanguy NDombele the most expensive player Spurs have ever purchased, eclipsing the £42 million paid for Davinson Sanchez.
Tottenham reach first target since Lucas Moura’s signing from PSG
Spurs are close to purchasing their first player in more than a year. The club has signed no players since the arrival of Lucas Moura from PSG in the January window of 2018.
The club has been skimping out on transfers because of the construction of the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium which has already cost more than £1 Billion. The stadium finally opened to the respite of the club’s coffers. Further, reaching the Champions League final created another huge revenue stream that allows the club to spend this summer. It seems at £100 million will be invested into the squad this summer.
Tanguy NDombele transfer will provide strength in the midfield
Last season, Tottenham struggled sometimes due to the lack of options in midfield where Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama failed to provide the muscle and guile needed to cope against the best midfielders in the league. Tanguy NDombele can carry the ball out of tight spots, giving the team a release valve when under pressure after regaining possession. The admiration between club and player is mutual and Tottenham have surely been hard at work to fend off big competition for him.
Sky says NDombele is lined up for a medical at Spurs in the next few days and will complete his record transfer to Spurs this week. NDombele’s transfer to Spurs will come even as Mauricio Pochettino closes in on another signing in the form of Jack Clarke while Giovani Lo Celso also looms.