Tanguy Ndombele signed for Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth €62 million (£55.45 million). The deal also had €10 million (£8.97 million) in add-ons. Ndombele fell out of favour of interim manager Ryan Mason. Things did not work well under Antonio Conte as well who let him go out on loan. Lyon announced the return of Ndombele on a loan deal until the end of the season, with an option to buy the player for €65 million
However, after a poor spell in Lyon, John Wenham on his Lilywhite Rose channel felt the buy clause would not be triggered. He further added Spurs would let Tanguy Ndombele go on a free.
Wenham said: “People can be unrealistic with fees so you have to look at the fact we gave Dele Alli away for basically nothing.
“This is a player who was worth £100million and scoring goals against Real Madrid a few years ago.
“People have got to be realistic and come off football manager for a minute. I honestly think Tottenham would let Ndombele go, if someone was willing to pay his wages, next to nothing.
“It might sound crazy but, I’m sorry, it’s not. That’s just how football has gone. Arsenal let go of Aubameyang for nothing.
“Big wages, long-term deals, Ndombele still has three years to go on £200,000-a-week, you do the maths.
“It adds up to a lot of money. Could he go for £10million? £5million? He has done nothing to justify that fee.
“He has done nothing for anyone to come in and pay a fee, Tottenham would be happy to let him go if someone will cover his salary in full.
“I can’t see anyone paying £20million or £25million for him.”