Turkkiye Galatasaray have emerged as Tottenham Hotspur’s savior. Davinson Sanchez, 27, and Tanguy Ndombele, 27, have joined Galatasaray in the final days of the transfer window.
Galatasaray announced the signing of Sanchez on a permanent basis and Ndombele on a one-season loan via the club’s social media on Friday. The duo, who were both on Tottenham’s release list, will be reunited at Galatasaray.
“Galatasaray have agreed with Tottenham on the transfer of Sanchez. The transfer fee is 9.5 million euros (approximately 13.6 billion won) to be paid in installments over five seasons. The contract is for 4+1 years with an annual salary of 3.2 million euros (approximately 4.6 billion won).”
Ndombele’s loan is a simple loan, but there is a possibility of a full transfer. Galatasaray said: “We have reached an agreement with Tottenham to loan Ndombele to the club for the 2023-2024 season on a fee-free basis. The deal includes an option to buy outright and is worth €15 million, payable in five installments. The annualized salary we will pay is €3.13 million (approximately $4.5 billion).”
Tottenham can only be grateful. While it’s still a bitter pill to swallow to think about the amount of money Spurs spent on both players, the fact that they were able to get rid of two surplus resources at the same time is significant.
According to Turkiye’s Fotospor, Spurs will only pay €1 million of Ndombele’s €12 million salary. That’s a savings of €11 million thanks to Galatasaray.
Both Sanchez and Ndombele set Tottenham club records. First, Sanchez left Ajax for Spurs in the summer of 2017. The transfer fee was a whopping £42 million. At the time, it was the highest transfer fee in Tottenham’s history, and it still ranks fifth on the club’s all-time transfer list.
Expectations were high, as Sanchez had been named Ajax Player of the Year in 2017. However, his weaknesses were increasingly exposed and he found himself on the bench. He made too many silly mistakes and missed passes, and was unable to keep up with the opposition pressure. Eventually, he was benched.
He also suffered the humiliation of being booed by Tottenham fans. Sanchez was substituted in the first half against Bournemouth in April, but was subbed off again in the second half after being involved in two goals. The fans booed him as he walked off the field, leaving him in tears as he sat on the bench.
However, Sanchez has shown signs of rebounding early in the season. He performed well at the end of the preseason, and then came off the bench in the opening game against Brentford and looked solid. Even manager Enzi Postecoglou seemed to be considering him as a third option center back. Nevertheless, Sanchez opted for a move away and went to Turkkiye in search of playing time.
Ndombele, one of Tottenham’s worst signings of all time, left Olympique Lyonnais to don a Tottenham shirt in 2019. The transfer cost a whopping €70 million with options. It’s still the highest transfer fee in Tottenham’s history.
The expectations were high. Ndombele had caught the eye of Pep Guardiola after a stellar performance against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. However, Ndombele has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and 카지노 has been criticized for his complacent defense and up-and-down performances.
More than anything else, it was a matter of disloyalty. Ndombele was subbed off early last year against Morecambe with the team down 0-1. With every minute wasted, he walked off slowly, angering the fans. Mourinho publicly criticized him, saying he “can’t give him any more chances” while coaching him.
Ndombele bounced around on loan, but it didn’t pay off. He spent the second half of the 2021-2022 season with his hometown club Lyon and the 2022-2023 season with Napoli, but failed to make the move permanent on both occasions and returned to Tottenham this summer. He left the club on another loan spell after being left out of Postecoglou’s plans.