Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte’s decision to leave Tanguy Ndombele out of his plans just weeks before the winter market opened convinced him to leave the north London club.

The midfielder managed to seal a return to Lyon when Spurs allowed him to join them on a loan deal until the end of the season. As part of the deal, the Ligue 1 side have a purchase option to make his stay permanent in the summer.

Ndombele has been featuring regularly for Peter Bosz’s side and he’s made six league starts in the second half of the campaign. His last appearance came at the weekend in Lyon’s 1-1 draw against Strasbourg.

The Tottenham owned player was forced off the pitch due to an injury and was replaced by Jeff Reine-Adélaïde in the 84th minute.

L’Equipe explain the Frenchman ‘felt a spike behind the left thigh and he could suffer from a micro-tear’

The 25-year-old underwent tests on Monday and the results of those tests should return later today.

Ndombele scored in Lyon’s 1-1 draw against West Ham United in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie in London. The return leg will take place in France this Thursday.