Tanguy Ndombele: Tottenham sign France midfielder from Lyon
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Tottenham have signed France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Ligue 1 side Lyon for a club record 60m euros (£53.8m).
The 22-year-old has signed a deal until 2025 and the fee could rise to 70m euros (£62.8m) with incentives.
Tottenham's previous transfer record was the £42m paid to sign defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in August 2017.
Ndombele joined Lyon in 2017 and helped them finish third in the French top-flight last season.
He also twice played against Manchester City in Champions League group games.
In total Ndombele, who has six caps for France, made 96 appearances for Lyon and registered 16 assists.
Lyon thanked the player for his time at the club, praising his "professionalism and his performances".
Ndombele is Tottenham's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Jack Clarke from Leeds United.
The winger, who was Spurs' first signing since Brazil forward Lucas Moura joined from Paris St-Germain in January 2018, was immediately loaned back to the Championship side for the 2019-20 season.
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1. A player who will improve us immediately in an area we need more quality.
2. A player converted by many top clubs with a high profile choosing to join us.
3. A player signed before deadline day and one the manager really wants.
For all us fans who have waited 18 months......today is a good day 🙌
are you an imbecile? This is Spurs we are talking- about a team that hasn't spent any money on the squad in 18 months and they buy their first player in over a year and they are buying the title.
I cant wait to see this guy play.
Would rather be average than arrogant any day.
This guy can take authority of midfield in matches and has the potential to become an iconic midfielder and strengthens Spurs after their Champions League final defeat last season.
RIP Arsenal FC
You can now stop saying they haven't signed any players since January 2018.
Thank you Tottenham the media stuck record will hopefully end now.