It appears that Tottenham Hotspur could decide to let Tanguy Ndombele go this summer, according to a report from Bleacher Report.
The Frenchman became the club’s record signing in the summer when Daniel Levy greenlit the £55 million (Guardian) move from Lyon.
However, he has struggled with fitness and form throughout the season and has been publicly called out by Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese boss replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.
Now, B/R is reporting that Ndombele’s ‘attitude’ has caused ‘serious concern’ among some of the Tottenham staff that is so severe he could be moved on.
Barcelona have been contacted regarding potential interest, despite a report from The Telegraph insisting that chairman Levy is reluctant to give up on his record investment after just 12 months.
Unfortunately for Ndombele, it would not be the first time his attitude has been called into question.
The midfielder was released by Guingamp as a teenager. The club’s former reverse manager Lionel Rouxel confirmed to L’Equipe (as relayed by The Sun) that his lack of dedication led to his release. The same accusation was levelled at him in a report from The Guardian, with the idea that Ndombele’s nonchalance was sometimes perceived as a lack of desire or effort.
But the 23-year-old worked his way back at Amiens before starring at Lyon and catching the eye of Spurs in the process with his undoubted natural talent.
However, it appears increasingly likely that Ndombele might not have the attitude necessary to make it under a Mourinho regime. Which could end up being a massive blow for Tottenham, as Ndombele could end up being a superstar in the right environment.