Tottenham are hopeful of finding a permanent solution for Tanguy Ndombele, with Napoli the likeliest destination for the French midfielder.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham want a permanent solution to Tanguy Ndombele’s future. The 25-year-old midfielder is on loan to Napoli, with a £30 million buy option. They could trigger the clause if the Serie A giants qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Tanguy Ndombele could finally have a permanent solution to his career and arrest the topsy-turvy curve of his time at Tottenham. Having arrived on a then-club record deal from Lyon in 2019, he impressed in north London in those early days.
But since Mauricio Pochettino’s departure, Ndombele has struggled to cement a permanent place under various managers. From his high-profile public spat with Jose Mourinho to becoming unwanted under Antonio Conte, the 25-year-old midfielder has gone through some tough times.
Last January, Conte sent him out on loan to Lyon with a huge buy option. The option was never taken seriously, as the Frenchman returned to north London. The Tottenham manager then kept Ndombele out of the pre-season travelling party, leaving him to find a new club.
Since joining Napoli in the summer on a season-long loan, the 25-year-old midfielder has put in impressive displays. While he had a slow start at the Serie A clubs, the Frenchman has become a key part of the club in recent weeks.
Napoli can sign him permanently for £30 million if they qualify for the UEFA Champions League. They currently top Serie A standings and are one of the favourites to win the title. There is every chance they will qualify for Europe’s premier competition and trigger the option to sign Ndombele permanently from Tottenham.
Tottenham are confident about a deal, but a permanent January exit seems improbable at this stage. Napoli could throw in the idea for the winter window, hoping to reduce the asking price. While Spurs could receive less money than in the summer, they could save plenty with his wages.
For now, Ndombele will continue with his rise at Napoli and hope to find a permanent exit from Tottenham. The north Londoners have the same desire, but things will be clear in the coming months once Napoli’s final stance on the deal becomes apparent.