Tottenham Hotspur’s decision not to move on Tanguy Ndombele this summer is based mainly on financial issues, according to a report from The Sun.
The Frenchman has struggled in his debut season at the club following his club-record arrival last summer.
Under new boss Jose Mourinho he has particularly faltered, with numerous reports suggesting an irreparable relationship between the duo.
However, as reported by The Sun, Tottenham will not be selling Ndombele this summer as it could prove too big a financial hit.
The report claims that Tottenham would struggle to get their money back on any deal for the player. Any loan exit would see Tottenham struggling to find coverage for his £130,000-a-week wages whilst a replacement would also add cost to any deal.
The end result is Tottenham deciding to give Ndombele another chance and hope he comes good. The report also claims that Tottenham might hope for Ndombele to hand in a transfer request, at which point the club could waive some payments due to the Frenchman.
It seems that Tottenham are simply ready to suck it and see with Ndombele and hope the player who had most of Europe’s elite chasing him 12 months ago reemerges for the 2020-21 campaign.
But judging by the reports regarding his relationship with Mourinho, that would seem unlikely.