Is Tottenham's 2019 summer transfer window the worst EVER? £65m record-buy Tanguy Ndombele is having his contract cancelled after £25m signing Ryan Sessegnon left on a free

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By Robert Summerscales

Published: 08:21 EDT, 11 June 2024 | Updated: 08:21 EDT, 11 June 2024

Tottenham Hotspur played successful their first ever UEFA Champions League last connected June 1 successful 2019.

What could person been nan top nighttime successful nan club's history ended successful disappointment arsenic Spurs fell to a 2-0 nonaccomplishment to Liverpool successful 1 of nan slightest breathtaking European finals successful caller memory.

However, what happened complete nan adjacent fewer months was possibly moreover much disappointing.

Spurs spent much than £100 cardinal during that summer, positive different £60m successful nan pursuing January, but ended nan Premier League play sixth - 40 points down runaway champions Liverpool.

Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon costs a mixed sum of £90m successful 2019 but are some now group to time off this summertime connected free transfers.

Tanguy Ndombele became Tottenham's astir costly signing ever successful nan summertime of 2019

Ryan Sessegnon besides joined Spurs successful 2019, erstwhile he arrived from Fulham successful a £25m transfer

Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs were nan eventual 'nearly team' successful nan past decade.

As good arsenic losing nan Champions League final, Pochettino's men fell astatine nan past hurdle successful nan 2014-15 EFL Cup. Meanwhile, successful nan Premier League, Pochettino doubly saw his squad decorativeness a play pinch nan champion extremity quality - successful 2015-16 and 2016-17 - but they were not crowned champions connected either occasion.

There was a emotion astir Spurs that they conscionable needed to make 1 aliases 2 bully signings to thief them yet extremity their much-discussed trophy drought.

In nan summertime of 2019, signings yet arrived. But pinch hindsight it is now adjacent to state that they were not good.

Ndombele became Tottenham's club-record signing successful July 2019 erstwhile he arrived from Lyon successful a woody worthy £65m.

Fast-forward 5 years and Spurs are now successful talks with Ndombele pinch nan purpose of terminating his contract 12 months early.

Ndombele looks group to time off Tottenham this summertime contempt having a twelvemonth near connected his contract

The erstwhile Lyon midfielder spent nan 2023-24 play connected indebtedness at Galatasaray successful Turkey

Losing your most costly signing ever connected a free transportation would beryllium bad capable but Spurs will apt person to pay Ndombele a compensation fee.

Ndombele - who has many times faced disapproval for failing to support precocious fittingness levels - has not played for Spurs since January 2022.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been loaned retired to Lyon, Napoli and Galatasaray successful nan past 3 seasons.

Meanwhile, Spurs person already confirmed that Sessegnon - a £25m signing from Fulham successful 2019 - will depart erstwhile his statement expires connected June 30.

The erstwhile England U21 star only managed 57 games crossed 5 injury-hit seasons successful northbound London.

Spurs person already confirmed that Sessegnon will time off connected a free transportation astatine nan extremity of June

Sessegnon played conscionable 1 crippled for Spurs past play - against Burnley successful nan FA Cup

Tottenham besides spent £10m connected Jack Clarke from Leeds United successful their dismal summertime of 2019.

Winger Clarke did not make a azygous Premier League quality for Spurs earlier leaving to subordinate Sunderland successful a cut-price move 3 years later.

Tottenham's different 2 'permanent' summertime signings from 2019 - youngsters Isak Midttun Solberg and Kion Etete - are besides agelong gone.

The past man opinionated is Giovani Lo Celso, who joined Spurs from Real Betis connected an first indebtedness successful August 2019 earlier signing for existent successful a £27.2m woody 5 months later.

Sadly, Lo Celso looks group to time off Spurs without ever fulfilling his early promise.

The 28-year-old won nan FIFA World Cup pinch Argentina successful 2022 but has only delivered 3 goals successful 77 Premier League games for Spurs.

Lo Celso has conscionable 12 months remaining connected his statement and has been linked pinch a imaginable move to Aston Villa successful nan coming weeks.

As good arsenic signing severely successful 2019, Spurs besides mislaid England correct back Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid for conscionable £20m that summer. Trippier was past portion of nan Atletico squad that won La Liga successful 2021.

Manager Pochettino near Tottenham 2 and a half months aft nan transportation model closed successful 2019 erstwhile he was sacked pursuing a sluggish commencement to nan caller season.


  • Jack Clarke, £10m transportation interest from Leeds United
  • Tanguy Ndombele, £65m transfer interest from Lyon
  • Ryan Sessegnon, £25m transportation interest from Fulham
  • Isak Midttun Solberg, undisclosed interest from Bryne
  • Kion Etete, undisclosed interest from Notts County
  • Giovani Lo Celso, initially connected indebtedness from Real Betis earlier move was made imperishable for £27.2m successful January 2020

Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino successful November 2019 aft much than 5 years successful charge

Spurs and existent head Ange Postecoglou will beryllium hoping for a overmuch amended summertime successful nan transportation marketplace successful 2024.

Postecoglou is keen to enlistee a caller striker, while afloat backs and cardinal midfielders are besides precocious connected his wish-list.

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