John Hartson has questioned Tottenham’s decision to spend big money on Tanguy Ndombele in the summer.
Spurs broke their transfer record to bring the midfielder to London for £53.8million (BBC) after his impressive rise in France with Lyon.
The 22-year-old has arrived to add some extra power and creativity in the centre of the park, something he’s shown in glimpses so far.
He’s scored two goals and provided one assist in eight games across all competitions so far as he adapts to the style of English football.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s side went into the international break in a crisis after just one win in six matches, which included a 7-2 hammering defeat against Bayern Munich and a 3-0 loss against Brighton.
BT Sport pundit Hartson has explained he’s yet to be convinced by Ndombele and that his price tag is an issue.
“Did they really need him? They paid an awful lot of money for Ndombele and I’ve not really seen it yet, but it’s probably too early to judge,” Hartson told Football FanCast.
Ndombele has looked one of the more consistent players so far this season at Spurs and he’s handled himself well during a difficult period.
There is certainly a lot more to come from the promising youngster and he can be a key player moving forward when the team get out of their current poor run of form.
He looks a serious threat from midfield when he flies forward and his arrival has added a new dynamic.
It must be recognised that Ndombele is trying to settle in a team that are massively struggling right now, but he’s part of the fresh blood that is needed in the squad and on his day looks a serious talent.