Tanguy Ndombele convinced of Tottenham move thanks to Mauricio Pochettino

L’Équipe transfer guru Hugo Delom has provided more detail on the ongoing negotiations between Tanguy Ndombele, Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon which will appear in the outlet’s newspaper tomorrow morning.

Lyon and Tottenham as of this evening have not agreed a deal… yet. The contours over which they are negotiating are an €80m package, which includes €15m in bonuses.

The player is ready to make the move to Spurs – after his time with the French national team earlier this month, Ndombele travelled to London to visit Tottenham’s facilities. The ex-Amiens midfielder wanted to concretely see what Spurs could offer him. The 22-year-old left his trip in London completely convinced that Tottenham was a club he could join.

But the biggest factor in that trip was his discussions with manager Mauricio Pochettino – the Argentinian tactician was able to convince Ndombele of the club’s future project and that it was adequately ambitious: to build a team that can win the Premier League next season.

The player, who appreciates the style of the Premier League, is convinced that this step will further his progression and still give him an adequate shot at making France’s EURO 2020 squad.

Contractual discussions between Ndombele and Spurs are not concluded yet either, but a very long term deal is in the offing. An English source has told Delom that an agreement between the player and club is 80% done.

As for fee discussions, they are ongoing: Aulas will not accept anything below €65m guaranteed, and wants an additional €15m in bonuses. Daniel Levy knows that his manoeuvrability for negotiation is limited, but is still trying to bring the price down to between €70m and €75m.

A source at Lyon told Delom tonight that an agreement over fee would likely be concluded “in the next 10 days”.


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