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Tottenham player thinks Barcelona want to sign him and has now asked to leave - journalist

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Jack Pitt Brooke has said on the View from the Lane podcast that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has asked to leave the club.

Wanted in Spain?

Ndombele is yet to be used by new Tottenham boss Nuno at all, and his continued omissions have raised questions over his future.

Nuno insists that Ndombele hasn’t been included as he hasn’t shown enough in training to suggest that he is ready to start, after a late return to pre-season.

But it seems that the 24-year-old may well have his eyes on a big move.

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“I don’t think he wants to [play for Spurs]. He has asked to leave which is why he is not in the team,” Pitt-Brooke said.

“The problem is I think he has unrealistic expectations about where he might go.

“I gather that Ndombele is under the impression that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are queueing up to sign him.

“But Madrid and Barcelona don’t have any money, it’s going to be very hard from Ndombele to get this move that he wants.

“So a bit like Kane he’s caught in limbo at the moment. Because he wants to leave Spurs, but the move that he wants, he’s unlikely to get. Frankly I think he’s less likely to get his move than Kane is to get his.”

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Shock transfer

It would indeed be a huge shock if Ndombele was to be snapped up by any of the European powerhouses this summer.

There is little doubting his talent with the ball at his feet, but throughout his time at Spurs his fitness has come into question.

Ndombele’s style hasn’t really transitioned well into the fast paced action of the Premier League.

For Tottenham’s record signing his impact over the last two seasons has been rather disappointing.

And his start to life under Nuno so far has been inauspicious to say the least.

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