Napoli Want to Negotiate Fee to Keep Tottenham Outcast

Tanguy Ndombélé hasn’t been a full-time starter since joining Napoli, but he has been a regular and managed to stay healthy, performing at an adequate level in the midfield. He has featured in 18 matches, making 8 starts. He arrived on loan with option to buy from Tottenham last summer.

Per Footmercato (via Corriere dello Sport), the Azzurri are keen on retaining him, but they wish to renegotiate the pre-determined €30M fee. That might collide with the financial necessities of the Spurs, which paid €60M to sign him from Olympique Lyon in 2019.

Ndombélé is pleased with his Napoli spell and would like to stay put. The Frenchman progressively fell out of favor at White Hart Lane. His bounce-back performances allowed him to be in the running for a spot in the World Cup roster after N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba bowed out due to injury, although Didier Deschamps ultimately made different choices.

The 25-year-old has been able to deputize both André-Franck Zambo Anguissa and Stanislav Lobotka. He has featured for a total of 737 minutes, scoring and assisting once.

Our Take on Napoli and Ndombélé

The midfielder has been good enough to be confirmed, but not at that sum. His future could be directly intertwined with the chase of Azzedine Ounahi. It probably doesn’t make much sense to have both. It’s very possible that the cheaper one will end up being the choice. in addition, nobody forbids Tottenham and Napoli from arranging another loan next summer. It would facilitate a permanent move in 2024 given the natural amortization.

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