The relationship between Jose Mourinho and Tanguy Ndombele was always a highly controversial one. Of course, being Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest signing in the history of the club must carry a certain weight and the Frenchman has struggled to live up to the expectations.
His performances were not good enough to impress the Special One and despite the Portuguese manager vowing to fix the issue, it seems the situation has reached the breaking point.
According to the latest exclusive report from The Sun, Mourinho has decided to sell Ndombele in the ongoing summer transfer window as part of a major and quite shocking squad clean-up.
Apart from their £65m flop, Spurs are also looking to offload defenders Serge Aurier and Juan Foyth as the duo doesn’t seem to be in their coach’s plans for the future.
The 2020/21 Premier League campaign is just around the corner and while they have managed to seal some deals already, Spurs are still working hard to do more business before the window closes.
So far, we don’t know who the potential suitors for Ndombele might be but Inter Milan were mentioned as one of the interested parties. However, Daniel Levy can’t exactly expect to recoup all of his initial investment into the midfielder as the current market won’t allow that.
Besides, with only 12 Premier League starts since signing for former boss Mauricio Pochettino last summer and no appearances in any of the club’s three pre-season friendlies until this point, it’s fair to say that his value has definitely taken a hit as well.
Ndombele was certainly among the top talents in Europe when he signed for Spurs just a season ago. What exactly went wrong, we don’t know, but the situation is definitely peculiar.
Either way, it seems that his stay at the club is slowly but surely coming to an end.