Jose Mourinho has told Football London in his pre-Newcastle United press conference that all of his Tottenham Hotspur players are in his plans, when asked about midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Ndombele, 23, has managed just two substitute appearances since the restart and remained an unused substitute against Arsenal last time out. He is expected to remain on the sidelines on Wednesday night against Newcastle.
Clocking up 29 appearances in total for Tottenham since his club-record move from Lyon, France international Ndombele’s last start came against Burnley – when he was hooked at half-time by Mourinho.
Reports have suggested that Barcelona and PSG are keen, while Le10Sport claimed this week that Bayern Munich are interested. However, when quizzed about his future, Mourinho stated Ndombele was a part of his plans.
“Every player is part of my plans. Every one. I don’t give up on players and no player has a privilege. No problem at all,” Mourinho told Football London’s Alasdair Gold during his pre-Newcastle press conference.
TBR’s view – Should Spurs get rid, or give Ndombele a chance?
So, should Spurs give up on a player that is clearly talented, but is still getting used to life on these shores? No. Even if Mourinho wanted to, Daniel Levy is hardly going to sell a player he just bought in the region of £60million.
Tottenham fans will be delighted to hear Mourinho’s latest comments that indicate he is willing to keep faith with Ndombele this summer – given supporters are desperate to see Ndombele do well.