Napoli agree loan deal to sign Tanguy Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli have reportedly reached a loan deal with an option to buy 25-year-old midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

According to the transfer guru fabrice romano, Serie A giants Napoli have agreed a loan deal with an option to buy for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The France international is unlikely to feature in Antonio Conte’s plans for the new season and is looking for a side that would provide him with regular game time as he seeks to resuscitate his faltering career.

Ndombele had been on the sidelines for the first team since returning from an unsuccessful loan spell at his former club Lyon, where he spent the second half of last season. He was banned from the pre-season campaign and training sessions as Tottenham sought to find a solution for him. But now it looks like the 25-year-old can finally end his nightmare, as he closes in on a move to Serie A.

The Frenchman joined Tottenham in the summer of 2019 for a club-record £65m fee from Lyon, where he had established himself as one of Ligue 1’s leading midfielders. However, the move to the coasts English did not go as planned for Ndombele. , which has struggled to cope with the rigors of the Premier League.

Although he showed flashes of genius from time to time, he failed to establish himself in the first team under three different managers, with Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Conte all unable to make the most of it. from him. Despite have a contract at Tottenham until 2025Ndombele’s future is elsewhere and should leave before the transfer window closes.

The French midfielder has attracted a lot of interest in the market with Galatasaray, AC Milan and Villarreal keen to sign him. Additionally, Premier League clubs like Aston Villa, Everton, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest have also been linked. with his signature. But as things unfolded, Napoli won the race to sign him and agreed terms with Tottenham shortly after holding positive talks and are looking to complete the deal. in the next few hours.

Napoli are reportedly interested in signing Ndombele as a replacement for Fabian Ruiz, and now it looks like they have found a breakthrough in the negotiations, with the Frenchman close to reaching a first loan deal. The Serie A side will also have an option to buy him, and they could exercise the clause if the Tottenham midfielder performs well at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

The Partenopei are currently working on a personal deal with the midfielder and director Cristiano Giuntoli has made contact with Ndombele’s representatives. Napoli have already seen a lot of team turnover this off-season. Kalidou Koulibaly, Arkadiusz Milik, Lorenzo Insigne and Fabian Ruiz have left the club or are expected to leave soon.

However, the Serie A outfit have acted smartly to bring in young and hungry talent, with Andre Zambo Anguissa, Mathias Olivera, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Kim Min-jae all coming through the door. Add an inspired Tanguy Ndombele into the mix, and Napoli could surprise many with their exploits this season.

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