Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly going to listen to offers for their club-record signing, Tanguy Ndombele.
The Daily Mail have reported that Jose Mourinho is ready to wash his hands of the Frenchman after a disappointing showing in 2019/20.
Apparently, the Portuguese is frustrated with the player and has doubts over his ‘willingness to learn’.
Ndombele was in and out of the starting XI in 2019/20, and had some fitness problems which didn’t help matters.
There were glimpses of his talent but ultimately, fans expected more from the maestro after the club had forked out around £54 million to sign him from Lyon.
One gets the feeling though, that Ndombele – who of course was signed on Mauricio Pochettino’s watch – would potentially be a major regret if he did leave the club so soon after joining.
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There are definitely vibes here that Ndombele could be the next player to flourish out of Mourinho’s clutches.
Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah were both unfancied by Mourinho at Chelsea and have gone on to become world-class stars.
Ndombele – who is on £200,000-a-week (Spotrac) – was on another level at Lyon and people seem to have forgotten how good a player he actually is.
He is a brilliant technician who loves to split the lines from deep, a trait not too many players in the Premier League have.
His first season at Spurs was indeed a struggle, but there was always going to be an adaptation period, and that period became harder for the player once a new manager came in.
Put simply, Spurs could come to have massive regrets if they do offload Ndombele.