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Official: Tottenham flop returns to Lyon on loan

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Tottenham have confirmed Tanguy Ndombele has completed a season-long loan move to Lyon.

Since joining Tottenham on a club-record deal of £63million, Tanguy Ndombele has struggled to find his form at the club. The French midfielder has even trained individually lately as he has lost his place in Tottenham’s squad.

A new move back to his former club, Lyon, will now provide Ndombele to regain his lost spark in Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain were also close to striking a deal, but Lyon eventually reached an agreement with the Spurs on Monday.

“We are building a team that can win things,” Lyon boss Peter Bosz said a day before the signing (via football.london).

“If we look at Romain Faivre and Tanguy Ndombele, we can say that they are quality players.

“But nothing is done yet. We changed the system a while ago.”

The move will most likely provide Ndombele with more playing time. The Spurs signed him as an energetic box-to-box midfielder back in 2019. However, he has rarely managed to live up to his price tag at the club. 

A poor performance against third-tier side Morecambe in the FA Cup proved to be the final straw for Ndombele’s uninspiring campaign at Tottenham. Spurs fans booed the Frenchman off the pitch despite their side’s eventual 3-1 win.

Ndombele can play his second debut for Lyon in their crucial league game against Monaco on Saturday.