Darren Bent tips Barcelona to come in with an offer for 23-year-old Spurs star

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Dom Le Roy

Ex-Tottenham striker, Darren Bent, has claimed that he would not be surprised if Barcelona or another top club came in with an offer for Tanguy Ndombele this summer.

Spurs invested a club record-breaking sum of money into the French midfielder last summer when they signed him from Lyon, but it has been far from a dream first season.

Ndombele caught the eye last year with his incredible performances in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League, prompting Tottenham to push for his signature.

While the midfield man scored on his debut for Spurs, injuries and an apparent lack of fitness severely hampered his progress in the first team.

Jose Mourinho even called the Spurs star out after hauling him off at halftime against Burnley in the Premier League (BBC).

L’Equipe have subsequently reported that Ndombele may consider his future at Spurs, claiming that Barcelona were eyeing up a potential deal.

Bent certainly would not be surprised to see such a bid from the Spanish giants. He said (Football Insider): “I think Ndombele is a very good player but clearly something’s not right there.

“He’s a top player but he needs to be able to play back-to-back. For whatever reason he doesn’t seem fit enough, he fades in and out of games, he just doesn’t have the impact on games that I’m sure Spurs fans were expecting.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if someone like Barcelona came in because a team like Barcelona always has possession of the ball, it’s not as frantic as the Premier League and he has got the ability.

“On the ball, he’s powerful, he can go past people, he can dribble – there’s so much he can do but for whatever reason at Spurs he cannot find his feet. I remember my first season at Spurs, I really struggled to find my feet but mine came from not playing enough games.”

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