‘I would sell him’ – Graham Roberts urges Spurs to cash in on high-profile player

Graham Roberts
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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts believes that the club should look to sell Tanguy Ndombele, who he claims is not suited to the demands of the Premier League.

Ndombele became Tottenham’s club record signing when he arrived from Lyon in the summer of 2019 for a fee of £53.8million which could rise to £62.8million depending on incentives (BBC).

Roberts claimed that Ndombele is comfortable for around 25 minutes, but struggles to make an impact when asked to play the full duration of a top flight game in England.

Ndombele experienced a tough first season at Tottenham following the arrival of Jose Mourinho in which he admitted that he wanted to leave and return to France (Football.London).

The 24-year-old missed out on a call-up for Didier Deschamps’ French squad for the European Championships, with team-mates Moussa Sissoko and Hugo Lloris making the cut.

Roberts told Football FanCast: “I just don’t think the Premier League is made for him. He’s not quick enough, not powerful enough to get through the games.

“He’s ok for 20-25 minutes, but you put him in it for 90 minutes, he can’t handle it. I would sell him and get somebody who can play that role. Nobody knows his best position.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Ndombele should not be sold this summer and needs to be given an opportunity under the new head coach, especially given how short we are of creativity in the final third of the pitch which has been lacking since the sale of Christian Eriksen.

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