Journalist reveals Spanish club have opened talks with Spurs over Ndombele deal

Tanguy Ndombele
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A Spanish team have opened negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over a deal for Tanguy Ndombele, according to French journalist Julien Maynard.

The name of the Spanish outfit was not disclosed by Maynard in a post on Twitter, but he added that a departure from Tottenham is now likely for Ndombele this summer.

Ndombele returned to Lyon in January on loan for the remainder of the season and had a promising start to life back at the Ligue 1 outfit, before losing his place in the starting eleven.

Lyon are said to have decided against making the loan move permanent having had an option to secure his services for a reported £54million (Sky Sports).

As things currently stand, the French international is set to return to Hotspur away this summer unless his exit can be agreed.

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Ndombele is said to earn around £200,000 a week (Spotrac) which is a hefty dent in the club’s weekly bill wages, whether Daniel Levy would be prepared to take a significant hit on the club record fee they paid out, or would instead settle for another loan spell remains to be seen. Either way, it’s clear that he does not have a future under Antonio Conte

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