The Athletic have revealed Tottenham could be open to selling Tanguy Ndombele before the transfer window shuts but might find it difficult to find buyers who could afford the midfielder.
Ndombele has not played a single minute in any of Tottenham’s pre-season games but when asked about the midfielder’s absence after his side’s 1-0 win over Arsenal, Nuno Espirito Santo simply said that it is not ‘the right moment’ for the 24-year-old to be involved.
Some sources have suggested the former Lyon man may consider his future at Spurs this summer, particularly due to the potential impending departures of his close friends, Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier.
The Athletic have now shed more light on Tottenham and Ndombele’s transfer stance as we approach the final few weeks of the transfer window.
The report explains that while the midfielder likes living in London, he is quite a reserved character and the departures of Sissoko and Aurier would thus be a setback for him.
It is alleged the France international does not like confrontation and has not spoken to Nuno about his omission in pre-season.
The report adds that Ndombele’s departure from Tottenham is a distinct possibility if the midfielder is not involved in any of the club’s first three league games before the end of the month.
Tottenham would ideally like to recoup the £55m they spent on him in 2019 but it remains to be seen whether any club can afford the transfer fee and the Spurs star’s salary.
The report reveals Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona both expressed interest in Ndombele last summer but neither are expected to make a move for the midfielder this time as the Parisians have signed Georginio Wijnaldum while the Catalan club are struggling financially.
However, it is asserted that some sources remain confident a buyer can be found given Ndombele’s talent.
Spurs Web Opinion
Raw talent alone is no guarantee that a player is going to scale the heights of the sport, as Spurs fans have seen with the likes of Adel Taarabt. Ndombele has failed to adapt to the intensity of the Premier League so far and I am starting to come around to the idea that we need to cut our losses on the 24-year-old.
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