Date: 3rd July 2019 at 2:04pm
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Tottenham Hotspur have splashed the cash on a new holding midfielder which has left many fans at Liverpool rueing the lack of pursuit from their boss Jurgen Klopp. Lyon’s standout star Tanguy Ndombele has joined the North London club for a record £53.8m, signing a six-year contract.

Ndombele had been linked to a number of clubs this summer, including Champions League winners Liverpool. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were defeated by The Reds in that final and have responded by beating them to the signing of the 22-year-old. It is hoped that their second signing of the summer after a barren spell of 18 months with no incomings can help close the gap on Jurgen Klopp’s men – Spurs finished a colossal 26 points behind the Premier League runners-up last season.

The French international made 49 appearances for Lyon last season, scoring three goals and recording eight assists from primarily a defensive midfield position. He also featured in the Champions League which is exactly the calibre of player Pochettino needs to close in on their Premier League rivals.

Liverpool are yet to make any significant moves in the transfer market this summer with only the £1.3m arrival of 17-year-old Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle which has left Liverpool fans wondering why they haven’t tried to upgrade their midfield with the signing of Ndombele.

Read a selection of Liverpool supporters’ reaction to the signing below:

 

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