Report: Spurs considering terminating player’s contract rather than finding a buyer

Tottenham Hotspur are considering terminating the contract of Tanguy Ndombele this summer, rather than being stuck with the player and his high wages.

Ndombele remains Tottenham’s record signing, after joining from Lyon in 2019 for a fee of around £65 million (Guardian).

Tanguy Ndombele
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Things have never worked out for the Frenchman in his time in North London. He has registered just ten goals and nine assists in 91 appearances for Spurs (Transfermarkt).

After being sidelined by Antonio Conte, Ndombele was sent on a season-long loan to Italian side Napoli. Unfortunately, he has failed to impress the Serie A side and looks unlikely to be securing a permanent move to the champions-elect (Gazzetta dello Sport).

According to Football.London, there is no obligation in place for Napoli to sign Ndombele, despite initial suggestions the Italians would have to take the playmaker permanently if they qualified for the Champions League this year.

Now, the latest from sources at Football Insider suggest that Spurs are so keen to get rid of Ndombele that they will take a hit on a termination fee in the summer to get him off their books.

It is thought “internal discussions” have taken place to discuss the matter, and the idea of cancelling the 26-year-old’s contract is on the table.

Ndombele has two years remaining on his current deal, worth a reported £200,000 per week.

The report suggests Ndombele’s “value has plummeted further” during his time in Italy. He has started just two league games since November for high-flying Napoli and now finds himself on the peripheries yet again.

Spurs Web Opinion

It would be a very bold move to terminate such an expensive contract, but at this point, we are paying Ndombele to do absolutely nothing for the club.

He’s a liability and will never come good, so I think we should do whatever it takes to show him the door.

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