Tot­ten­ham break transfer record to cap­ture Ndombele

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Football - By Sam Dean

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur have smashed their transfer record to sign French mid­fielder Tan­guy Ndombele for £55 mil­lion.

The fee, which could rise to £65mil­lion with add-ons, sur­passes the £42mil­lion spent to sign Davin­son Sanchez from Ajax in 2017.

The French­man’s ar­rival from Lyon on a six-year deal will be seen as a state­ment of in­tent by last sea­son’s Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal­ists. Spurs had not signed a player since Jan­uary 2018, but Ndombele’s ar­rival was the sec­ond in a day, Leeds United winger Jack Clarke hav­ing put pen to pa­per on a £10mil­lion deal.

Clarke, 18, will be loaned back to Leeds for the 2019-20 sea­son af­ter be­com­ing Tot­ten­ham’s first sign­ing since Lu­cas Moura joined from Paris St-ger­main. Ndombele, mean­while, will be ex­pected to in­stantly adapt to Premier League

Big-money move: Tot­ten­ham have bagged their top tar­get, Tan­guy Ndombele

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