Pundit claims Spurs star would have new lease of life if he left North London

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson has criticised Spurs boss Jose Mourinho over his treatment of the club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele.

The Frenchman has struggled for game time this season following the arrival of Mourinho having just played 64 minutes since the restart of the Premier League in June following the lockdown period before suffering a knee injury (Transfermarkt).

Ndombele has been heavily linked with a move away from Spurs this summer, Barcelona have been credited with interest in the 23-year-old (Evening Standard) and more recently Inter Milan are said to be keen admirers of the midfielder (Guardian).

However, it is also reported Spurs have no interest in selling their £55m record signing with Mourinho believing he can still turn around his form at Spurs (Sky Sports).

Speaking to ESPN, Robson has insisted Mourinho should have made more use of Ndombele due to the fact that the Frenchman offers more going forward.

“He is a much more positive player than Harry Winks. Harry Winks wants to play square and backwards and keep possession. Ndombele takes risks – he twists and turns,” Robson said.

“I thought he was brilliant for Lyon before he went to Spurs and I think given another lease of life at Inter Milan, he would be a very good signing.”

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Ndombele has had a difficult season which at times he has not helped himself with. However, to write off a player after just one season is totally absurd. We are talking about one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe here and he, without doubt, deserves at least another season to prove himself. Mourinho praised Ndombele highly after the lockdown period but at the same time he did not give him the opportunity on the pitch to prove himself.

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