Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Tanguy Ndombele will not become a regular starter for the club next season even if he ends up staying.
There has been plenty of speculation over Ndombele’s future for the past week and a half, with reports indicating that the midfielder has told Jose Mourinho that he does not wish to play for him again.
While there have been suggestions that Spurs are already negotiating the midfielder’s sale ahead of the summer window (L’Equipe), contradictory reports have also claimed that the North Londoners have no intention of selling their club-record signing after just one season (Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness).
Robinson believes it would make sense for the Lilywhites to cash in on the former Lyon man and spend the money on upgrading other areas of the squad ahead of the next campaign.
He insisted that the midfielder is unlikely to force his way into Mourinho’s line up when everyone is fit.
The former Spurs number one told Football Insider: “He is the club’s record signing.
“The last two games Jose has had a fully fit squad to choose from and Ndombele has not played a minute.
“Sissoko has returned and shown that he has been missed. He has played alongside Harry Winks and Lo Celso and those three are preferred to Ndombele in the two holding midfield roles.
“If he stays it appears he will only be a bit-part and a squad player.
“Spurs have been quite public about how the current financial situation has hit them as a club.
“Ndombele could be a player that Mourinho disposes of to raise money and strengthen elsewhere.”
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I believe Ndombele’s fate will be decided in the next couple of weeks. With a busy run of fixtures coming up, Jose will likely hand him an opportunity within the next three to four matches.
If the midfielder does not make a big impact and continues to be a bit-part player until the end of the season, the club will likely cash in on him this summer.
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