HACKERS tried to steal £1.9m of Tanguy Ndombele’s transfer fee, according to reports.
Ndombele, 22, became Spurs’ record buy following his £65m move this summer.
French Ligue 1 side Amiens had a sell-on clause written into Ndombele’s contract when he moved to Lyon in 2018.
Get French Football News carry a report saying hackers tried to take about £1.9m of the £12m Amiens were owed from Lyon.
The claim comes from when Amiens were preparing for a pre-season friendly against Leganes.
It is said the club’s internal email server was hacked and a £550,000 invoice was intercepted.
An attempt was then made to divert the funds to an account in Spain but the transfer was blocked in time.
It was only after finding out that hackers went for the Ndombele deal that Amiens saw they had been targeted before.
It appears they were unsuccessful.
Ndombele endured no such drama on his Spurs debut.
He scored a wondergoal against Aston Villa to kick-start Mauricio Pochettino’s side recovery after going 1-0 down.
Ndombele spoke of the difference between the Premier League and Ligue 1 after the game.
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He said: “The football moves quicker here, there is more intensity.
“In France, often when you win the ball you try to calm play down, but here you try to push forward immediately.
“I am going to try to adapt as quickly as possible.”
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