It’s fair to say Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele hasn’t enjoyed the greatest of starts to life in English football.
The France international joined the north London side from Lyon last summer in a big-money deal, but after scoring a peach of a goal against Aston Villa, things took a nosedive.
The 23-year-old suffered from numerous niggling injuries, whilst when he did make it on to the pitch, his performances left a lot to be desired – Ndombele himself probably won’t forget Spurs boss Jose Mourinho calling him out after a particularly woeful display at Turf Moor against Burnley.
Reports in recent weeks have even linked him with a move to the likes of Barcelona and Inter, although it has also been suggested that Spurs are keen to give him another chance to impress in the upcoming campaign.
But after seeing him produce another disappointing display in pre-season against Watford on Saturday afternoon, Spurs fans took to Twitter to slam the midfielder.
— Stephen Patten (@StevePatten) September 5, 2020
Tanguy Ndombele is an absolute disgrace
— Mourinho’s Spurs ⚪ #THFC (@watchtheMou) September 5, 2020
I think Ndombele, Lamela, aurier should be out.
— Jayyyy (@s9ibo) September 5, 2020
Plz tell me ndombele is getting sold
— Marco (@N17Marco) September 5, 2020
Now sell Ndombele asap
— Robert California (@LookItsbryan10) September 5, 2020
A couple of Spurs supporters said that Ndombele’s lack of work ethic and laziness should be reason why the Frenchman gets sold.
I’d take Lamela over Ndombele everyday, this team has no room for show pony’s with zero work ethic. #COYS
— Joe Santos (@jo3Sant0s) September 5, 2020
Get Ndombele out of my club now.
His fanboys can go with him as well.
Lazy, Lazy, Lazy end of.
— 🤡 Asuka fan 🤡 Darryl (@THFC_Darryl_WWE) September 5, 2020
Unsurprisingly, there are a few Spurs fans who appear to have seen enough with the much-maligned midfielder, and are keen to see the back of him this summer.
But having spent a large sum of money on him only last summer, and with him still being just 23, perhaps fans should be a little more patient with him and not give up completely on him becoming a success.
Plenty of players who make their first big move abroad need time to adjust, and Ndombele is no different, whatever the cost it took for Spurs to sign him in the first place.