For those who are not looking for ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ spoilers from the upcoming episodes of the Amazon documentary, look away now.
Spurs shattered their transfer record to sign the midfielder from Lyon last summer but he has found it difficult to get a run in the side, and reports indicate that he could be set to leave after just one season at the club (Calcio Mercato).
However, it has been claimed that Tottenham do not wish to let him go as there is still belief at the club that he can come good.
Football.London reveal that this is what Daniel Levy conveys to the Frenchman in a meeting towards the end of the season, telling him that he can turn his fortunes around if he worked hard, just like his compatriot Moussa Sissoko.
After his meeting with the Spurs chairman, in which Ndombele assures the 58-year-old that he is a fighter, the midfielder opens up on his struggles to the camera.
He is quoted as saying: “It’s been complicated. I was injured a lot. It’s been a season of adaptation, but it’s been okay, you guys have been there to help me.
“It’s complicated when you change country. I left France and I left my family to come here. Then it’s not easy when you change environment. The training it’s a change in intensity and even the matches.
“You have to adapt to a new life and it hasn’t been easy so far, but that’s how it is.”
Sissoko then also reiterates his belief that his Spurs and France teammate will come good in North London.
The former Newcastle man says: “The manager is making some choices and we have to accept that, even if sometimes it’s painful, but Tanguy will bring us to the Champions League next year. We believe in him.”
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I was personally not too optimistic that we will hang on to Ndombele next season but with just weeks to go in the transfer window, it does look likely that he will stay. The midfielder certainly deserves a second chance if he is willing to work hard and prove himself. However, the cynic in me suspects that the only reason we will hang on to him is that we are going to find it difficult to a club who are willing to meet our asking price and match his current salary.
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