“Announce!” – Midfield target’s Instagram post excites some Spurs fans

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Dom Le Roy

It was reported a few days ago that Tottenham had agreed a club record £65 million fee with Lyon for the transfer of their midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (Sky Sports).

While these reports got Spurs fans excited, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas poured cold water on suggestions that the deal is done by insisting that the two clubs were still far apart in their valuation (RMC Sport).

However, there are suggestions that this could be a mere smokescreen from Aulas as Lyon try to get their targets in before a deal is announced (Football.London).

Ndombele took to social media to post a picture from his vacation from Monaco, and the picture’s caption got some Spurs fans really excited.

The caption can be translated to “Where no one is waiting for me..”, and the 22-year-old disabled comments for his post.

While some viewed this as a positive sign, others suggested that fans were reading too much into the post.

https://twitter.com/pokeefe1/status/1145094689756000260

https://twitter.com/SoxSpurs/status/1145094808702201856

https://twitter.com/Vladisl25210281/status/1145091398535958533

Spurs Web Opinion

Spurs fans are clearly desperate for the club to announce Ndombele as securing the 22-year-old’s signing will be a massive statement from the club. So this is clearly a case of fans reading too much into the post. In all likelihood, the caption had nothing to do with his proposed move to Spurs.

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  1. I can’t say that signing Ndombele fills me with excitement (if it actually happens, of course). Only twelve months ago he was signed by Lyon for seven million euros, and now he’s worth ten times that, based on one good season? Lots of players have one purple patch – Trippier at the last WC for instance – without becoming permanent world beaters, and the apparent lack of competition for his signature suggests that others share my doubts. If he’s really 22, then he’s younger than Alli, whose long run of poor form is usually excused on the grounds of his age, and yet we’re apparently planning to build our team round someone even younger, with no track record of consistent achievement – seems a bit desperate, frankly.

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