Tanguy Ndombele is on the verge of joining Mauricio Pochetinno’s side after the club agreed a club record fee for the all-action midfielder.
It is clear that Tanguy Ndombele will be a huge star in the future. The young midfielder had an explosive debut season for Olympique Lyonnais. And in just one year, he has seen his stock rise so high that the Ligue 1 giants can’t hold on to him this summer.
While Jean-Michel Aulas was keen on holding onto his most prized asset, Les Gones cannot say no to so much money for a young midfielder.
According to The Standard, the Spurs have agreed an initial €62million fee with Lyon. And the fee is likely to rise to €70 million due to performance related incentives. The fee is going to make Ndombele the club’s most expensive signing ahead of Davinson Sanchez and Lucas Moura.
The France international has already visited his new club’s training ground and is expected to put pen to paper on a five year deal. He is also set to become one of the highest paid players at Spurs.
Last season, Ndombele made 49 appearances in all competitions for Lyon and had an impressive showing in the Champions League. In the games against Manchester City, Ndombele was in sensational form as the French outfit beat the Citizens at home before holding them to a draw in England.
The move is going to send reverberations around Europe and send a serious signal of intent from the Spurs. After failing to sign any player in the previous summer transfer window, the London giants have started making all the right noises.
However, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the likes of Christain Eriksen and Kieran Trippier. Eriksen is keen on a new challenge while Trippier is getting a lot of interest from Napoli.