Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte does not see a future for Tanguy Ndombele at the club, according to the Evening Standard.
In his last appearance for Spurs, Ndombele was booed off by large sections of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium crowd as he left the pitch at a walking pace after being replaced by Oliver Skipp during the FA Cup tie against Morecambe in January while his side were trailing 1-0.
The midfielder returned to England yesterday for the first time since leaving the north Londoners on loan when he was named in Lyon’s starting eleven for their Europa League quarter-final first leg against West Ham United.
Ndombele came back to haunt the Hammers when he scored a second-half equaliser against Spurs’ bitter rivals.
The 25-year-old returned to his former club in the January transfer window on loan for the remainder of the campaign which includes the option for Lyon to make the deal permanent for £54million in the summer.
The report claims that Ndombele expects to head back to Hotspur Way at the end of the season with Lyon not planning to pay the transfer fee required.
Ndombele will have three years left on his contract at Tottenham this summer and it is hoped that his performances for the Ligue 1 outfit will help to generate interest from other clubs.
Spurs are being somewhat unrealistic to expect any club to stump up anywhere close to £54million given the disastrous time Ndombele has had at the club.
Another loan spell away from Tottenham with a club looking to cover the majority of his £200,00-a-week wages seems like the most likely option if Daniel Levy is not prepared to take a big hit on the club record fee he paid.
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