Club have ‘never considered’ buying Tottenham player – He is a drain on their finances

Tottenham Hotspur have made a number of shrewd signings over the years, however, one of the biggest flops has to go down as Tanguy Ndombele.

The Frenchman was signed by Tottenham for a club-record £63 million from Lyon in July 2019 and signed a six-year deal which runs until the summer of 2025 (Sky Sports).

Despite the hype over his arrival, Ndombele has failed to make an impact during his time in North London.

The midfielder has worked under numerous managers including Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, while more recently Ange Postecoglou also deemed him surplus to requirements.

Loan spells at Lyon and Napoli have both failed to spark a permanent exit and this season, he has been at Galatasaray.

Tanguy Ndombele
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Tanguy Ndombele is the biggest flop in Tottenham history

Turkish news outlet Aksam have claimed that Ange Postecoglou does not want the French international within the Tottenham first-team squad next season, while Galatasaray have ‘never considered’ triggering the option to make his loan deal permanent.

Sports Illustrated claimed back in September that Galatasaray would have to pay a £12.8 million fee if they wish to keep him, however, it looks like he will be heading back to the club’s Hotspur Way training ground once again this summer.

SpursWeb Opinion

There is no way that Postecoglou would want Ndombele anywhere near his squad having given him an opportunity during pre-season which backfired. His lack of application and work rate is a million miles away from what the Australian expects.

His £200,000-a-week salary continues to be a draw on the club’s finances and it would be a huge surprise if any club are prepared to pay a fee this summer, another loan deal probably lies ahead before he walks away as a free agent in 2025.

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