There’s a good chance’: Ornstein says ‘magnificent’ Spurs player is now looking very likely to leave on loan this month
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There's a good chance': Ornstein says 'magnificent' Spurs player is now looking very likely to leave on loan this month

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele, is expected to finally leave the club this month, with The Athletic’s David Ornstein suggesting a loan deal abroad is likely.

Ndombele was booed by some sections of the Spurs crowd yesterday for his slow exit off the pitch when substituted by Antonio Conte. It was the latest in a round of frustrating moments for Ndombele. He has struggled since making the move to London in 2019. He remains Spurs’ record buy, at over £50m.

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However, his time with the club looks to be coming to an end. And according to David Ornstein, a loan move abroad is the most likely option for Ndombele at the moment.

“It’s not gone the best, has it? He has a contract until 2025 which I think Tottenham might be regretting a little bit. They’re struggling to get performances out of him. But it means it preserves their value. If he’d have hit it off they’d have been in a great position. But unfortunately it’s gone the other way,” Ornstein told BBC Sounds.

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“He, I think, would like to move on. I think Tottenham would like to move him on. It would be most straightforward for him to go abroad, as it hasn’t worked out in English football. He’s showed flashes of brilliance and got booed off. The problem with this one, is there’s no real market and Spurs aren’t going to recoup what they spent. I think there’s a good chance he leaves overseas on loan, but not on a permanent basis.”

Ndombele has apparently already been offered to Juventus this month. But the Italian giants are said to have turned down a deal involving the Frenchman and their own midfielder, Weston McKennie.

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It was the icing on the cake really. Albeit a very sour tasting cake. Ndombele’s slow march off the pitch just about summed up his miserable couple of years with Tottenham.

Surely now, there is no way back. It was claimed after the game that senior figures see Ndombele as having played his final game under Antonio Conte. And it wouldn’t be surprising at all.

Ndombele has never done enough. Even after Jose Mourinho looked to be getting a tune out of him and labelled the Frenchman ‘magnificent’, Ndombele still failed to build. If he’s still at Spurs by the end of this month, then it would be staggering.

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