Galatasaray's Double Signing: Ndombele and Sanchez from Tottenham
Galatasaray, the reigning Turkish champions, have recently completed the signings of midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and defender Davinson Sanchez from Tottenham Hotspur. This significant transfer move was officially announced by the Premier League club on a Monday.
Tanguy Ndombele's acquisition involves a season-long loan, and Galatasaray holds the option to purchase the player for a fee of £12.8 million ($16.16 million), as reported by the British media. The 26-year-old midfielder, originally from France, boasts an impressive track record, having scored 10 goals in 91 appearances across various competitions during his tenure with Spurs. Ndombele initially joined Tottenham in 2019 from Olympique Lyonnais and has previously undertaken loan stints with his former club Lyon and Serie A champions Napoli.
Davinson Sanchez, on the other hand, has committed to Galatasaray on a four-year contract, with the provision to extend for an additional year. Galatasaray reportedly paid approximately £8.1 million to secure the services of the Colombian international center-back. Sanchez's departure marks the end of his six-season tenure with Tottenham, during which he made 207 appearances for the club. He initially joined Spurs in 2017, arriving from Ajax Amsterdam.
This transfer move signifies a significant development for both Galatasaray and the departing Tottenham players, shaping the future of these footballing careers.