Tottenham finally dipped their toe back in the transfer market this summer with the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record fee arguably being the most anticipated of the new arrivals.
While the Frenchman’s performances have been a mixed bag in the first few games, the raw potential of the 22-year-old is clear to see.
After scoring the equaliser against Aston Villa on his Premier League debut, he subsequently suffered a thigh problem in training which temporarily halted his progress but arguably enjoyed his best game to date in the 2-1 win against Southampton on Saturday.
The midfielder, who scored Tottenham’s opening goal, also showed signs that he is settling into his role after showing some neat flicks and exchanges with his teammates.
Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has confidently claimed that Ndombele is going to be a massive player for Spurs once he settles at the club.
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton said, “I think Ndombele will end up being a massive player for Tottenham.
“He’s just arrived with a big price tag so it’s going to take time to settle in.
“I think from what I have seen he is going to be a class act so he’s going to take time to settle in, which he has done, even though with his price tag you expect him to be excellent from day one, but it does take time to settle in as a player.
“So I think we will start now to see the best of him.”
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Pochettino seems to be employing Ndombele in a much more advanced role than he played at Lyon with Harry Winks seemingly his preferred choice to kick start attacks from deep. I think that box to box role suits the Frenchman’s game perfectly as he has a fantastic ability to run with the ball and get past players while also being adept at retaining possession and picking out passes.
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