Pundit confident that 23-year-old will ‘end up being a fantastic signing for Spurs’

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Dom Le Roy

Former Sunderland striker, Kevin Phillips has showered praise on Tanguy Ndombele and believes that Tottenham will look back on the £55m they paid for him in the summer of 2019 as money well spent.

The Frenchman was heavily linked with a move away from North London during the transfer window after an extremely disappointing first season at Spurs.

It was hard to see a way back for the midfielder at Tottenham, especially given how sparingly Jose Mourinho used him after the restart.

However, the midfielder has since had an unbelievable turn around at the start of the new season, having now established himself as one of the first names on the teamsheet.

He has become such an instrumental part of the side that Mourinho admitted after Tottenham’s defeat against Royal Antwerp on Thursday that the team missed the 23-year-old’s quick thinking in midfield (PA Sport’s Jonathan Veal).

Phillips has showered praise on Ndombele for the way in which he has turned around his Spurs career and insisted that the best is yet to come from the midfielder.

The pundit told Football Insider: “I said along that I thought he would come good. I just think that he needed a bit of time to settle in because it can be difficult.

“I heard him saying that the criticism that he received from Mourinho did not hurt him as much as other people thought. He took it in his stride and all that you can do then is get out on the pitch and show it.

“Mourinho is clearly a fan of his if he has started him in the last three Premier League games.

“I think he will get better and better and end up being a fantastic signing for Spurs. Real positive signs.”

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