Lyon refuse to sign Tanguy Ndombele permanently, what next for the Tottenham midfielder? 

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has a decisive summer ahead of him and the 25-year-old Frenchman will have to make a concrete decision regarding his future at the London club.

The French international midfielder was on loan at Lyon during the second half of the campaign and he had a disappointing time with the French outfit.

Ndombele struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at Tottenham and he had the chance to recapture his form and confidence with the return to France during the second half of the season.

Apparently, Lyon had the option to sign the player permanently at the end of the season for a fee of around €65m.

However, the French outfit have now informed Tottenham that they have no intention of signing the player permanently and it will be interesting to see where the 25-year-old ends up next season.

It is evident that he is not a key part of Antonio Conte‘s first-team plans at Tottenham and he will have to leave the London club in order to play more regularly next year.

The midfielder joined Tottenham back in 2019 for a fee of around £55.4 million but his career at the London club has been plagued with injuries.

He has struggled to win the trust of his managers during his time at the Premier League club.

Ndombele has played just 63 league games for Tottenham since joining the club in 2019 and he played just 11 league games for Lyon during his loan spell this season.

The 25-year-old was rated as one of the most talented young players in world football when he joined Tottenham but his career has clearly stagnated.

The player needs to move to a club where he will get regular first-team football and he needs a manager who has faith in his abilities.

Antonio Conte’s hardworking style of play is clearly not a good fit for the French international and it remains to be seen whether the two parties decide to part ways in the coming weeks.