Incoming Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou will get the chance to prune his squad this summer, and may be tempted to take a look at Tanguy Ndombele with a view to giving him yet another chance at the club.

Postecoglou was earlier today confirmed as Tottenham’s new head coach, having signed a four-year deal to succeed Antonio Conte.

Ndombele signed for Tottenham from Lyon back in 2019 for a then-club-record fee of €62 million (£55.45 million) with a further €10 million in reported add-ons (Guardian).

Tanguy Ndombele

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The Frenchman has never lived up to the hype or his price tag however, and has left many frustrated by his performances across 91 appearances for the North London side (Transfermarkt).

Having found himself pushed to the peripheries of the squad under Antonio Conte, Ndombele moved to Napoli on a season-long loan last summer. The Italian side won Serie A this year, but Ndombele had to settle for a bit-part role in his 40 appearances for the club this term (Transfermarkt).

Napoli were clearly not overwhelmingly impressed with the 26-year-old and decided not to make his stay permanent.

Ndombele is now set to return to Tottenham for pre-season, at which point a choice will need to be made regarding his future at Spurs.

According to a report in the Telegraph, Ange Postecoglou will have decisions to make regarding players who have spent the last year out on loan away from Tottenham Hotspur, Ndombele included.

It is thought the club has “not made a decision” yet on the midfielder and whether he fits into the set-up at Spurs now, or if he needs to move on.

Apparently, sources have claimed Postecoglou “may wish to take a close look” at Ndombele before making a decision on the playmaker.

Spurs Web Opinion

Ange Postecoglou is welcome to take a look at Ndombele, but if he has any sense he will send him packing.

I’m tired of hoping for a revival and he is clearly a player who just will never get it right. We’d be far better getting rid of his wages and forgetting he ever played for us.

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