With confirmation this week of the signing of new record Tottenham Hotspur capture Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon, allied to the Jack Clarke capture, it was certainly a sight for sore eyes at the club given we have gone two transfer windows without strengthening the group.
Both players serve different purposes to us, with 18-year-old Clarke definitely being one for the future given his loan back to Leeds United for the 2019/20 campaign, but Ndombele is definitely a statement at his reported 60million Euro cost.
With manager Mauricio Pochettino finally seeming to have signed his Moussa Dembele replacement, given his own words after the Champions League Final and his comments about wanting to change Spurs’ plan and no longer overachieve in the way we have for the last few years, many will also take the signing as proof that he has got Daniel Levy’s assurances and backing to lift our ambitions in future years.
Whether we now top our record signing in the weeks to come is open for debate, but it doesn’t feel like they will be the only arrivals and that can only be a good thing surely.
— Callum (@BCTHEGRANDSLAM) July 2, 2019
WHAT A STATEMENT OF INTENT! #COYS
— B (@baustin80) July 2, 2019
— Glenn Wackett (@Glenn_Wackett) July 2, 2019
— Kieren Flanagan (@KierenFlanagan) July 2, 2019
I haven't been as excited about signing a player I have never actually seen play (or heard of up until recently) as much as this man… feels like an absolutely massive signing though #COYS https://t.co/7NKsRtwgY3
— James Swan (@jamesswan88) July 2, 2019
Barring a miracle signing, he's definitely going on the back of my shirt! Haven't wanted a player to sign this badly since Super Jan back in the day! Also hope Jack tears up the championship this season, we'll all be watching @JackClarke09 good luck! #WelcomeNdombele #THFC #COYS
— James Cooksey (@Bulldogspirit44) July 2, 2019
— Austin Muniz (@beetdiggers24) July 2, 2019
Ndombele can come in and start in the midfield tomorrow. An absolutely massive signing for a club that made clear its intentions to remain a contender. I couldn’t be happier. #THFC #COYS #WelcomeTanguy
— Clay Winstead (@ClayWinstead) July 2, 2019
— RISpurs (@RISpurs) July 2, 2019
— Jack Adams (@_jacko1987) July 2, 2019