Jose Mourinho believes that Tanguy Ndombele could become a world class asset, with Football London reporting that Tottenham Hotspur have no plans to sell the midfielder this summer.
It proved to be a difficult first season for Ndombele in North London. The 23-year-old only managed 12 starts in the Premier League. Remarkably, he has not played 90 minutes since December.
On the ball, the Frenchman’s quality has rarely been doubted. However, he has come in for criticism at various stages throughout the campaign.
And that has prompted some to suggest that he may be on the move this summer.
However, it has been suggested that the decision-makers at Spurs have little intention of letting Ndombele go.
According to Football London, Daniel Levy is not planning to sell the former Lyon star. And Mourinho reportedly believes that he can grow into a world-class player.
Football London suggests that the Spurs boss feels that Ndombele just needs more time to adapt to life in England.
TBR View: Spurs will reap rewards by keeping faith with Ndombele
Of course, there may still be a price that Spurs would be willing to sell Ndombele for this summer, despite their current stance.
But should he stay – as they want him to – Tottenham will surely be reap the benefits further down the line.
It is arguably easy to forget just how young Ndombele still is given how long he has been touted as one of Europe’s brightest midfield talents.
Admittedly, it would also be unhelpful to suggest that all of the criticism he has received this year has been unwarranted.
But there have certainly been enough flashes of brilliance throughout the season to suggest that Mourinho’s stance will be vindicated in the coming years.