Tottenham Hotspur took Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon in 2019, when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge of the north London club.
Spurs sacked the 49-year-old later that year and the 25-year-old failed to consistently impress all the managers he has played under so far at the club.
Antonio Conte replaced Nuno Espírito Santo last November and the Italian didn’t include the midfielder in his plans. This forced him to look for a solution in the winter market, and on the deadline day, he returned to Lyon on a loan deal.
Prior to joining the Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint-Germain showed interested in the Frenchman. However, a move to Parc des Princes reportedly depended on them moving out a few of their own players.
According to Foot Mercato, Pochettino is ‘fed up’ and ‘tired’ in the French capital for both sporting and non-sporting reasons. He feels ‘everything seems to weigh on him’, mainly within the club.
In addition to this, the former Spurs manager doesn’t share a great relationship with the Paris club’s sporting director, Leonardo. Pochettino personally ‘requested’ the chief to sign Ndombele and thought it was ‘feasible’ to carry out the operation.
The midfielder, however, end up joining Lyon on a temporary deal. Leonardo’s inability to get a deal done for Ndombele has not pleased Pochettino.