Alan Hutton has claimed Tottenham will the desperate to cash in on midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this summer.
Arriving at Spurs for a club-record fee of £63m in 2019 (SkySports), Ndombele has endured a tough time in North London over the past three years.
The Frenchman, 25, was deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte in January, who sent him out on loan back to former side Lyon.
After struggling to make an impact on his return to France, Ndombele has since returned to Spurs but has not managed to find a place in the Italian’s plans for the new season.
The Evening Standard reported he is one of up to eight players likely to be on Spurs’ list of outgoings after he failed to land a place in Conte’s pre-season squad.
Former Spurs defender Hutton says his old side need to ‘cut their losses’ on Ndombele, and believes they would take a huge hit and accept a £25 million bid if it came their way.
He told Football Insider: “There’s no getting away from it they’re going to have to cut their losses.
“They’ve tried with him, tried to get him fitter and we’ve seen flashes of brilliance but he’s just not been good enough.
“They paid a lot of money for him, it was a record fee for Tottenham. I don’t think they’re going to get anywhere near that for him at this moment in time.
“If they got £25m I think they’d probably just have to take it. He’s got big wages, he’s on a long-term contract, he won’t leave unless he gets what he wants.
“So they’re really stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment with Ndombele at the moment so anything they got I think they’d take.”
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Ndombele’s time at Spurs doesn’t seem to be getting any easier and it has reached a point where it is best for both parties to move on permanently.
But it is difficult as his stock has dropped considerably, while Spurs will want to try and recoup as much of the transfer fee they paid in 2019.
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