Friday, September 29, 2023

Tottenham could take £44million transfer hit by selling forgotten man Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham are reportedly prepared to sell Tanguy Ndombele, with Galatasaray showing interest in a potential £11 million deal for the midfielder. Ndombele, who joined Tottenham for £55 million in 2019, has not lived up to expectations during his time in north London. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Napoli and has also had a loan spell at his former club Lyon. According to The Mirror, Galatasaray has made an offer for Ndombele, but it falls £44 million short of what Tottenham initially paid for him. After initially impressing under Mauricio Pochettino, Ndombele fell out of favor and it seems that Tottenham is willing to take a financial hit on the player. The new Tottenham boss, Ange Postecoglou, is reportedly open to letting Ndombele leave the club this summer as part of a larger shake-up that could see up to 10 players sold. James Maddison has already been signed from Leicester as a potential replacement for Ndombele. Ndombele has made 63 appearances for Tottenham, scoring six goals. Harry Winks is the only player to have left Spurs so far, having joined Leicester in a permanent deal. Tottenham’s Premier League campaign begins on August 13 against Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium. In other news, talkSPORT has launched a new match center where fans can stay updated on the latest football fixtures, results, and standings. The match center provides information on Premier League fixtures, the Premier League table, all fixtures and results, and all league tables.
Tottenham Hotspur could be particularly vulnerable financially should they decide to sell French international and midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer. The Premier League club are prepared to take a £44million transfer hit by offloading the former Lyon star.

Sources close to the club suggest that the failed transfer could cost Spurs a significant amount of money, and potentially set the club back several years in terms of progress. Spurs initially parted with a fee of around £60million to capture the France international, a then club-record transfer.

The move was seen as a huge coup for the North London club as they sought to both strengthen and challenge for the Premier League title. However, the transfer hasn’t had the desired effects, with Ndombele becoming a forgotten man at Spurs and making very few appearances in the past few months.

It’s now said that the Paris Saint-Germain youth product is actively looking for a new challenge, and the club are ready to cut their losses and allow him to leave. By doing so, Tottenham could take a £44million hit, with some sources claiming the club are likely to recoup around just £16million of the original fee paid for the 23-year-old.

Regardless of the financial effect of selling Ndombele, Spurs could find it difficult to sign a replacement of a similar ilk this summer. Looking further into the future, it could mean that the club’s recruitment policy is affected, at least until the money lost from the transfer is recouped and the club is able to reinvest.

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