Tanguy Ndombele heading for Napoli from Tottenham
Napoli transfer representatives met with Tottenham's management in North London yesterday, and a deal was agreed to allow Tanguy Ndombele to move to Serie A for the season on a loan deal. It was Spurs' preference to sell the midfielder in a permanent deal, but no club has been able to match Ndombele's reported £100,000 per week salary at White Hart Lane.
Tanguy Ndombele spent last season on loan at his former club Lyon, playing 11 times, before returning to London this summer. Lyon opted not to take up their option to sign the 25-year-old, and the midfielder is now deemed surplus to requirements at the club. Ndombele has played 63 times for Spurs, scoring 6 goals, and has appeared for France's national team 7 times.
Napoli are ready to pay a reported £60,000 of the player's salary, but are not willing to cover the entire amount.
Spurs are reluctantly close to agreement and have asked for an option to be included in the deal that could see Ndombele leave Tottenham on a permanent basis, in a deal worth 14 million euros in the summer of 2023.