Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement with Napoli for the loan of midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
The Frenchman has been left out of the first team picture under Spurs boss Antonio Conte after returning from a loan spell at Lyon last season.
The midfielder will spend the season on loan at Napoli in Serie A as they search for a replacement for Fabian Ruiz who is expected to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.
According to the journalist fabrice romanothe terms of the deal will give Napoli the option of buying Ndombele next summer for £25.3million.
Moreover, the Neopolitans will cover most of his wages this season while paying a loan fee of around £840,000.
The deal represents a good move for both parties, with Spurs able to offload the player while Ndombele is given the chance to relaunch his career at a club offering Champions League football.
It also gives the midfielder his last chance to impress France manager Didier Deschamps ahead of the World Cup.
Ndombele has seven caps for Les Bleus but hasn’t been called up for international duty since March 2021.
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Ndombele joined Spurs from Lyon in 2019 for an initial fee of £55m and scored on his league debut in a 3-1 win over AstonVilla.
But things quickly deteriorated for the Frenchman and a loss of form coupled with a falling out with manager Jose Mourinho, led to the Portuguese publicly criticizing Ndombele’s professionalism.
His upside-down spell at Spurs continued with a return to form the following season before losing his place alongside caretaker manager Ryan Mason due to “fitness issues”.
Napoli will be hoping to see Ndombele’s best side this season as Luciano Spalletti’s men launch their assault on the Serie A title.
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