Tottenham Hotspur could see two of their midfield flops depart the club before the January transfer window deadline on Monday evening…
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who delivered a fresh update surrounding the likely outgoings from Hotspur Way this weekend to supporters on social media.
“Tottenham are confident on the outgoings: [Tanguy] Ndombele’s expected to leave on loan, same for Dele Alli. Ajax won’t give up to sign [Steven] Bergwijn on a permanent deal,” he said.
“Loan plus buy-option bid for Sofyan Amrabat ready since Sunday, and Luís Diaz deal still discussed with Porto.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be the likely destination for him, with Romano also claiming that the two sides were in “advanced” talks.
After costing the Lilywhites a club-record £55m in the summer of 2019, the Frenchman’s nightmare in England could finally be coming to an end and that’ll please many of the fans who booed him off during his last appearance several weeks ago.
Arriving from Lyon, Ndombele was touted to be a future star but he’s struggled for consistency and has never really cemented a regular place down under any of the last four Spurs managers.
Across 91 appearances, the £34.2m-rated star has only provided ten goals and nine assists, which works out to be a direct contribution every 271 minutes – roughly once every three games, per Transfermarkt.
That’s just not good enough from an attack-minded midfielder who is supposed to be in the side for his ability to drive the team forward from the engine room to help create chances in the final third. One assist every ten games only proves that he’s been nothing but a flop.
His attitude during the Lilywhites’ third-round win over Morecambe in the FA Cup was the final nail in the coffin. The team were losing, Ndombele trudged off slower and slower as the jeers got louder.
Forced to train alone since then, many will be delighted to see the back of him before Monday.