Tanguy Ndombele’s future looks an uncertain one after the midfielder returned from Lyon without a permanent deal, with Tottenham still looking to sell.
The club’s record signing was tasked with finding a new club in the January transfer window, after failing to make the grade under Antonio Conte, and ending up back on loan in France.
While PSG were also keen at the time, it was Lyon who took a chance on their former midfielder.
However, his return was not a particularly successful one. To that end, there was never any chance of Lyon taking up the £54million permanent option to buy.
Indeed, TF1’s Julien Maynard took to Twitter to explain the 25-year-old’s current situation.
He stated that despite the option to buy Ndombele ‘will not stay at Lyon’ and that his exit was ‘already decided’.
That now leaves the France international in complete limbo, with Conte wanting rid and nowhere currently to go.
The likelihood of PSG returning with an offer is also slim. They will have watched Ndombele’s performances back in his homeland and not been impressed.
Conte preparing to offload fringe men
At this stage, Tottenham are keen to offload midfield talent like Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks, as they look to reinvest in their squad after Champions League qualification.
Indeed, Conte is already looking to bolster his engine room with a move for Brighton star Yves Bissouma.
The dynamic Seagulls played a pivotal part in Brighton’s win at Spurs in April. He stopped Harry Kane dropping into the No.10 role where he is often at his most dangerous.
Bissouma also gives Conte something he doesn’t already have in his midfield department, the ability to go box-to-box.
As for Ndombele, the Frenchman most now wait to see if any interested parties are ready to strike a deal.