Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge insists that it is “not good enough” that Tanguy Ndombele is not available for selection for Tottenham Hotspur.
Reports last week suggested that Ndombele has asked to leave the club.
The Athletic reported that the France international has informed Spurs that he would be open to departing before the end of the transfer window.
He was not involved in Spurs’ first two games of the Premier League season, against Manchester City and Wolves, and did not play a single minute in pre-season, either, nor was he involved in the Europa Conference League defeat to Pacos de Ferreira.
Ndombele has since been linked with Bayern Munich, but Bridge insists that there must be more going on than meets the eye, as he has been present at Spurs’ training ground since July, seemingly working on his fitness.
He said: “I think we’ve got to the stage now where there’s another manager who’s struggling with him. Nuno, for whatever reason, just doesn’t fancy him at the moment. I feel there must be something more in it than just not up to speed.
“How can you not be up to speed? You didn’t play for France at the Euros, you’ve been there since July 7th. How can you not be up to speed? It’s not good enough.”