Tanguy Ndombele has admitted that the meeting he had with Daniel Levy towards the end of his first season at Tottenham was one of the main reasons why he is still at the club today.
Tottenham paid a club-record £55m fee to sign Ndombele from Lyon in the summer of 2019 and, despite showing glimpses of great quality, the midfielder is yet to live up to his potential in North London.
The Frenchman did not even make Nuno Espirito Santo’s matchday squad for the first few games of the season after reportedly informing the club during the summer that he wanted to leave.
However, the 24-year-old has been able to force himself into the starting eleven since the transfer window closed.
Ndombele was one of Tottenham’s standout performers in their 3-2 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park last week but the French international continues to be plagued by inconsistency, putting in another quiet performance in Spurs’ London derby loss against West Ham on Sunday.
It remains to be seen whether the former Lyon man will go on to fulfil his potential in North London but he has now opened up on his meeting with Daniel Levy during his first season at the club, which Spurs fans caught a glimpse of in Amazon Prime’s All or Northing documentary.
Speaking about that meeting with the Tottenham chairman, the midfielder told The Telegraph: “If a chairman is seeing something that he is not happy with it’s normal that he wants to speak to the player about that.
“It was a good meeting, I listened to what he had to say and he listened to me too. Perhaps if I’m still at Tottenham today it’s thanks to that meeting.”
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It was evident that Jose Mourinho wanted Ndombele sold in the summer of 2020 but Levy seemingly resisted that temptation (as he did with Dele).
Only time will tell if that proves to be the right decision and whether the midfielder will go on to become the player that Tottenham fans hope he will.
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