Tottenham misfit Tanguy Ndombele seals loan transfer to Lyon

Tottenham misfit Tanguy Ndombele completes loan switch to former club Lyon until the end of the season, with the French side also having an ‘optional purchase clause of £54m’

  • Lyon confirmed the transfer of the midfielder who left the club in 2019 for Spurs
  • Ndombele though has struggled to impress during his time at Tottenham
  • He was initially in talks with PSG, although negotiations eventually collapsed  

Tanguy Ndombele has completed his loan move to former side Lyon from Tottenham Hotspur following confirmation from the French outfit. 

Signing on loan until the end of the season, the midfielder arrived in France on Sunday evening ahead of departing Spurs where he has struggled since his 2019 summer move.

According to The Athletic, the deal is thought to also include an optional purchase clause of £54million at the end of the campaign. 

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has completed a loan move back to former side Lyon

The French side had initially targeted Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso but he is talking to Spanish side Villarreal.

Ndombele was in talks over a move to Paris Saint-Germain last week who wanted him to link-up with his good friend Kylian Mbappe. 

PSG had been keen to offload Leandro Paredes as part of a swap deal but that was soon rejected. Talks had looked to be heading in the right direction at the end of last week but ultimately broke down with Tottenham looking for better terms.

Lyon had been looking for midfielders after losing the versatile Bruno Guimaraes to Newcastle United for £33m and lined up Brest’s Roman Faivre for £12m. 

Ndombele has failed to impress Antonio Conte and has now left Spurs on a short-term deal

Ndombele has failed to impress Antonio Conte and has now left Spurs on a short-term deal

However, they still wanted another option and agreed a deal with Spurs for Lo Celso before he turned them down amid interest from La Liga’s Villarreal.

Lyon then asked about the prospect of signing Ndombele and finalised terms today with the potential for a buy option in the loan agreement.

Tottenham have also agreed terms with Spanish side Valencia over a loan for winger Bryan Gil who has failed to make any impact since his arrival from Sevilla. The 20-year-old also had interest from Porto who sold Tottenham target Luis Diaz to Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Levante and Brighton are among the teams showing an interest in signing Tottenham defender Joe Rodon on loan.