Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts expects Tanguy Ndombele to leave before the transfer window slams shut – but warns the midfielder will have to take a wage cut.
Ndombele, who became Spurs’ club-record signing when he joined from Ligue One outfit Lyon for £63million two years ago, has not been included in any of the north Londoners’ matchday squads so far this season.
Having been frozen out of the side by Nuno Espirito Santo, who was appointed as Spurs’ new head coach in June following a lengthy managerial search, the 24-year-old has told the club’s hierarchy he wants to depart before the transfer deadline passes.
Ndombele currently has four years remaining on a contract worth £200,000-per-week but has failed to go on and show the form Spurs fans were hoping for.
While Roberts is certain Ndombele will get his wish in leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he believes the central midfielder will have to contend with a financial hit.
He exclusively told Football FanCast: “He obviously wants to leave and if he does he will have to take a wage cut.
“I think the club will have a fee on him. Whether clubs will be willing to pay that, I don’t know.
“The way it’s going at the moment, I do expect him to leave. I think they’re looking to get him out because Nuno has seen him since the first day of training and he hasn’t been involved in anything.”