Former Arsenal and West Ham United forward John Hartson has questioned Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to sign Tanguy Ndombele.

The 22-year-old become the club’s record signing when he arrived from Lyon in the summer transfer window for £53.8million (BBC) which eclipsed the £42million which Spurs paid to Ajax to land Davinson Sanchez in 2017.

Ndombele marked his Premier League debut against Aston Villa with a goal but has struggled in some fixtures including Olympiacos and Leicester.

Arguably his best performance came during the 7-2 thrashing against Bayern Munich where he was impressive in the first half before being replaced on 64 minutes and the floodgates opened.

Mauricio Pochettino called for patience after recruiting the French international and warned that he needs time to adapt to life in England and playing in a foreign country (Standard).

Hartson is unsure whether Spurs need to splash out on the midfielder who was also courted by Juventus and Manchester City (The Sun).

He told FootballFanCast: “Did they really need him [Ndombele]? They paid an awful lot of money for Ndombele and I’ve not really seen it yet, but it’s probably too early to judge.”


Hartson has obviously not paid close attention to Ndombele’s early performances at Spurs, it is plain to see the potential which the former Lyon man has and will be an absolute force in the heart of midfield once he has acclimatised to life in North London.

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