Date: 2nd July 2019 at 8:45pm
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On Tuesday afternoon Tottenham Hotspur moved swiftly into gear to confirm the speculation linking us with both Leeds United’s Jack Clarke and Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele.

18-year-old Clarke has long featured on the rumour mill and as the weekend progressed it simply seemed a matter of time before he would be announced as one for the future and as expected he has been loaned back to Leeds for the 2019/20 campaign so he can continue his development under Marcelo Bielsa and improve his starting game time.

The Ndombele saga has been even more long winded and we had the obligatory wibble of Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas to contend with, but I was close…I expected the signing to go through on Monday!

Although Clarke is definitely one for the future, the 60million Euro Ndombele is very much for the now and if fans were looking for Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino to make a statement signing, I would very much imagine this has ticked that box for them.

So, who’s next?

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4 Replies to “Spurs Find Their Gear With Fantastic Double Capture – Where’s Your Aulas Gone”

  • Evening all… new to registering, Spurs fan since the days of Ozzie & Ricki… based in Rio…. hello… been reading for years and posting for 1min….

    This guy looks the business… happy days.
    I’ve moved a lot for work, and if your house hunting before your next assignment your hearts not in it…

    or as we say in the business Taxi for Christian…. Christain who?

  • Ndombele is not an attacking midfield player thank god. In terms of where we needed to strengthen the engine room of midfield was second on my list (after cover for Kane) so I’m happy where we are spending the money. So far no agreement among the reports on exactly how long the contract for Ndombele is or how much we are paying him. Can safely say though that if we haven’t got this one right it will cost us. Like any overseas signing I don’t expect to see the best of him until next season as players usually take a year to properly adapt to English football. Interesting one tactically. Historically Poch has gone with one pure defensive midfield player (Dier, Wanyama) and one box to box player (Dembele, Winks, Sissoko). Last season because we were running out of fit players we played a lot with Sissoko and Winks in tandem. It worked better than I expected. Now we’ve signed another box to box player, so are we going to start playing without a defensive midfield player ? Clark at this stage is simply a prospect, we signed him because of what he might become not because of what he is. We won’t really know what we’ve got for a while.

  • Jod….I heard somewhere, forget age you see lol!, that TN signed a 5 year with an extra year option contract and that it made him one of the highest earners at the club, not allot of info I know but that’s all I got. COYS

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