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Like London buses… Spurs complete Ndombele coup

PUBLISHED: 17:30 02 July 2019

Huddersfield Town's Chris Lowe (right) and Tanguy Ndombele, then of Lyon, battle for the ball during a pre-season friendly match in the summer of 2018 (pic: Nigel French/PA Images).

Huddersfield Town's Chris Lowe (right) and Tanguy Ndombele, then of Lyon, battle for the ball during a pre-season friendly match in the summer of 2018 (pic: Nigel French/PA Images).

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France international becomes Tottenham Hotspur’s record transfer after completing switch from Lyon

Spurs have broken their record transfer with the signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder has agreed a six-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur and is their second business of the day.

In the morning, the Lilywhites signed youngster Jack Clarke from Leeds United and immediately sent the attacker back on loan to the Championship club.

Ndombele was the number one target this summer though, and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted to land the France international.

Tottenham have been in desperate need of midfield options and the 22-year-old comes with plenty of pedigree.

He initially caught the eye with Amiens before a loan move to Lyon in the 2017/18 campaign saw him excel on the domestic and European stage.

More success followed this season and one particular performance at Manchester City in the Champions League cemented his status as one of the world's hottest prospects.

Despite Ndombele having plenty of suitors, Spurs quickly become the frontrunners and have now secured the Frenchman's services.

He has signed a contract until the summer of 2025 and for an initial £53 million with a further £10 million in add-ons according to Ligue 1 club Lyon.


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