Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino expects new signing Tanguy Ndombele to be fit to face Crystal Palace this weekend.
According to Football London, he is expected to recover in time from a thigh injury sustained in training.
The 22-year-old midfielder signed for Tottenham in the summer for a club-record £53.8 million (BBC Sport).
Ndombele arrived from Lyon and made a goalscoring start to life in the Premier League. His strike against Aston Villa provided the catalyst for Tottenham to complete a comeback victory.
In his second game against Manchester City, he claimed an assist, although he has sat out the last two games with this injury.
During Ndombele’s absence, Tottenham have toiled. They were beaten at home by Newcastle and then last time out threw away a two-goal lead to draw with Arsenal.
Widely viewed as one of Europe’s finest young talents, Tottenham will be desperate to get him back on the pitch. The more he plays in the Premier League the quicker he will adapt to the division.
Spurs could be bolstered with another returning player this weekend as Kyle Walker-Peters also nears full fitness following his hamstring problem.
Ndombele is the one who Tottenham fans will want to see back, however. He has left Pochettino with a big hole to plug in midfield and his return would be timely.
Tottenham must guard against complacency against Palace. The Eagles defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford last time around and only a sound performance will be good enough.
Ndombele’s return would certainly harness the chances of a return to winning ways.