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Kieran Trippier says what he has heard about Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele

Kieran Trippier has told The Beautiful Game podcast that he has heard Tottenham Hotspur’s club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele is “frightening” behind-closed-doors – despite a difficult start to life at Spurs.

Ndombele, 23, joined Tottenham last summer for a club-record £63million (Standard) fee from French side Lyon. However, he has struggled at Spurs and since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, he has fallen down the pecking order.

When the France international signed, Spurs fans were excited to see his powerful driving runs from deep in midfield, his excellent array of passing and even notching the odd goal. That has been somewhat missing.

He was hooked at half-time against Burnley and has remained an unused substitute in matches against Manchester United and West Ham since the return to action. Trippier, though, heaped praise on Ndombele.

“I’ve not played with [Ndombele] but I’ve seen him play,” Trippier said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “From what I hear he’s unbelievable, and supposedly he’s frightening.”

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Or will he be sold first? The chances of Daniel Levy selling Ndombele just one season after a club-record signing is unlikely. A loan move could materialise for the French ace, but it is likely he will stay at Tottenham.

But an entire pre-season under Mourinho at Spurs could finally get the best out of the French midfielder. Yes, he can come good – but Mourinho needs to place his faith in the Mousa Dembele replacement.

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