Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that he cannot see Lyon paying the fee it would take to sign Tanguy Ndombele permanently from Tottenham in the summer.

Ndombele completed a loan move to Lyon on transfer deadline day, with the French club confirming that they paid a loan fee of €1.4m (£1.1m) for the midfielder and have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer.

According to reports, the Ligue 1 club would have to pay £54m to sign the 25-year-old permanently (Sky Sports).

Lyon director Vincent Ponsot revealed to L’Equipe last week that the French international took a salary cut in order to seal a return to the Groupama Stadium. 

Ndombele does not appear to have a future at Spurs under Antonio Conte, with reports indicating that the Italian has reservations about the player’s work ethic and attitude (The Athletic).

However, the midfielder said last week (via Fabrizio Romano) that he might still play for Tottenham next season.

When asked if Ndombele’s Spurs career is over, Agbonlahor has now told Football Insider: “It could be. But I don’t see Lyon paying that sort of money, to be honest.

“There will be a negotiation on that price. I can’t see Lyon paying that sort of money for someone like Ndombele.”

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I cannot see Ndombele playing another game under Conte. The only way the midfielder might have a future at Spurs is if the Italian walks away from the club in the summer. Spurs will be hoping that the 25-year-old does well enough at Lyon to attract plenty of suitors at the end of the season.

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