Ian Wright praises new Spurs player who is ‘only going to get better’

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Dom Le Roy

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has admitted that he has been left impressed by recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Tanguy Ndombele.

Spurs broke their club transfer record last month when they parted with around £60million to land the Frenchman from Lyon which eclipsed the £42million they paid Ajax for Davinson Sanchez in 2017 (Metro).

Ndombele was named in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven for Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Aston Villa last Saturday.

The 22-year-old showed glimpses of his ability in a difficult first half and grew into the match which saw him score an impressive goal from outside of the penalty area to cancel out Villa’s lead which came in the ninth minute courtesy of John McGinn.

Wright liked what he saw from the French international and believes he will become a valuable asset to the Spurs midfield.

Ndombele is regarded as one of European football’s brightest midfield talents and had been linked with the likes of Manchester City before he made the move to North London.

“I think Ndombele done pretty well the other day [against Aston Villa],” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live (8:30pm, 12 August).

“Scored a really good goal, he kind of got into it a bit more. He’s only going to get better. Him, [Giovani] Lo Celso and [Christian] Eriksen, that’s pretty formidable.”


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