Jamie O’Hara believes that Tottenham Hotspur will try to sell Tanguy Ndombele this month as the midfielder is not a good fit for Antonio Conte’s style of play.
Ndombele’s performances have been a source of much frustration for Spurs fans since his move from Lyon two and a half years ago.
The Frenchman has not managed to win Conte over so far and continues to struggle to get game time.
The 24-year-old’s poor display against Moracamble on Sunday and the manner in which he slowly trudged off the pitch when substitution has irked the Tottenham fan base even further.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs are looking to loan out or sell the former Lyon man this month, with the club also open to discussing swap deals involving the midfielder.
O’Hara believes that despite the abundance of talent that Ndombele possesses, he does not have the physical attributes to produce what Conte demands.
The former Tottenham midfielder told talkSPORT (9:11 am, January 10, 2021): “I think they will look to try to sell him (Ndombele), but they paid £60 million for him. He was meant to be like a marquee signing, like a star for the club.
“As much as I like Ndombele – he is an incredibly talented footballer – some players just don’t have the fitness capacity to play at that level.
“Some players just can’t do it. When you have got a manager like Antonio Conte who expects fitness and running and being first in the fitness stats, he is just not up to it.”
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I do not think Spurs will manage to find a buyer for Ndombele in January unless the Frenchman is willing to take a pay cut to leave. Loaning him out might be the best option as a few clubs might show interest in the 25-year-old in the summer should he prove himself out on loan.
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