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Report shares when Spurs lost hope of selling Tanguy Ndombele

Spurs still had some optimism that they could be able to find a buyer for Tanguy Ndombele on Monday night ahead of the deadline the following day, according to a report from the London Evening Standard.

Ndombele was linked with a move away from North London for much of the summer. As noted by the Evening Standard, he asked to leave the club.

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Tottenham were open to letting the 24-year-old move on. However, it was always looking set to be difficult to find a new home for the midfielder.

It was previously reported that Spurs wanted around £55 million for the £200,000-a-week star.

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So it always seemed hard to imagine that a club would come forward with a suitable offer for Ndombele. But Spurs saw the situation differently.

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In fact, the London Evening Standard has reported that there was still some optimism that a deal could be done on Monday.

It was only on the following morning when they accepted defeat and realised that Ndombele would stay.

Spurs can challenge Ndombele to prove that he is good enough to secure move away

It is in all parties’ best interest for Ndombele to rediscover his best form. On his day, he is an outrageously good midfielder.

Many feel that he has the ability to be one of the best players in the Premier League. However, he is a long way from that level right now.

Spurs need to challenge Ndombele to prove exactly what he can do.

If he wants that move away, he needs to step his game up.

Ideally, Ndombele will realise that potential at Tottenham. But even if he remains determined to leave, there is a clear benefit to the former Lyon man playing well.

Spurs will get a lot more for him than if they had sold him in this window – or they could hold onto one of the most exciting players in the division.

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