The Evening Standard have revealed that Tanguy Ndombele is ready to fight for a place in Tottenham’s starting eleven this season after failing to secure a move away from the club during the summer transfer window.
It was widely reported during the summer that Ndombele had informed Nuno Espirito Santo of his wish to leave Tottenham.
Ndombele has not made it into the matchday squad for any of Tottenham’s games so far this season.
Fabio Paratici seemingly tried hard to find an exit route for the 24-year-old during the transfer window, with the Italian alleged to have tried to engineer swap deals with the likes of Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso, Juventus’ Weston McKennie and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.
However, Ndombele ended up staying at Spurs and, according to The Standard, the midfielder now wants to fight for a place in the side.
The report reveals that the former Lyon man had conversations with both Nuno and Paratici after the window closed and has accepted that he needs to work hard to return to the side.
It is explained that while Ndombele might not start against Crystal Palace on Saturday, the midfielder is hoping to start the Europa Conference League match at Rennes on Thursday.
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Hopefully, the lack of interest from elite clubs in Ndombele this summer serves as a reality check for the 24-year-old. Even if he plans on leaving next summer, he has to knuckle down and perform if he wants big clubs to be vying for his signature.
Ndombele certainly showed during the first half of last season that he can be a fantastic asset for the side. So, one certainly should not be writing off his chances of forcing himself into Nuno’s starting eleven.
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