Report: Hackers tried to steal part of Ndombele transfer fee

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Early last month, Tottenham Hotspur smashed their club record transfer fee when they parted with £65million to secure the services of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.

The deal saw his former club Amiens benefit to the tune of £12million due to a clause they included in the transfer which took from the French minnows to Lyon (Daily Mail).

French news outlet France Bleu have claimed that Amiens have found themselves to be victims of a hacking attempt which saw criminals try to steal around take £1.9million of the £12million received.

The internal server of the Ligue 1 club was infiltrated when an invoice of £550,000 was intercepted and an attempt was made to divert the funds to an account in Spain which Amiens managed to intercept in time.

It is the second time in which they have been targeted by hackers after they also attempted to steal funds from their sale of Noam Emeran to Manchester United.

Ndombele made his Premier League debut for Tottenham against Aston Villa at the weekend and capped his first official outing with the equalising goal which saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side eventually win 3-1.


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