Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is attracting interest from France…
That’s according to The Athletic journalist Charlie Eccleshare, who delivered a fresh update on the 25-year-old’s situation at Hotspur Way as Spurs plot a fifth exit of the summer.
He told GIVEMESPORT:
“Obviously he went to Lyon in the second half of last season, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen again, that’s my understanding. There are other clubs in France who are interested, Marseille for instance, but that’s one again where the buying or loaning club can wait.”
It is certainly encouraging news to see that clubs are indeed keen on the £55m club-record flop as he could prove to be a difficult player to shift on, not only due to his excessive price tag back in the summer of 2019 but also because of his extortionate £200k-per-week wages.
That’s the same money that Harry Kane is on at Tottenham, though Ndombele has been nowhere near the same level as the England striker, in terms of importance, consistency and overall quality.
Across three years and 91 appearances, the Frenchman has only been able to provide ten goals and nine assists, as per Transfermarkt. His attitude has often been questioned, if not lambasted by those in the press, too.
One of Ndombele’s last efforts in a Spurs shirt saw him booed off the pitch by the fanbase and with the team losing to lower league Morecambe at the time, former pro Alan Hutton slammed him to Football Insider.
“It’s attitude. He was very lazy, he wasn’t doing much at all,” he said. “For the fans to boo, then he slows down, takes his time and runs straight down the tunnel. It’s not good enough. It shows you it’s petulant, it’s a bad attitude, it’s not what you want moving forward. Conte won’t stand for that.”
Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher once dubbed him a “disgrace.”
“His performance was nothing short of a disgrace in terms of his effort off the ball. On the ball, he was very good, but off the ball, you can’t believe what you’re seeing,” he claimed (via talkSPORT).
It’s clear that Ndombele has no future at Tottenham under Conte, so it would make sense for sporting director Fabio Paratici to push ahead with plans to offload him, even if it’s on an initial loan.
His time is up at Hotspur Way, so Spurs must seal his exit with interest now emerging for his signature.