Writing for ESPN, journalist Julien Laurens has dropped a behind the scenes claim on the relationship between Jose Mourinho and rejuvenated star Tanguy Ndombele – going on to say that, despite his resurgence, there is still some slight tension between the Frenchman and Tottenham’s gaffer.
Ndombele was allegedly close to leaving in the summer, with a report from Get French Football News shedding light on a fall-out behind the scenes at Spurs.
Ndombele claim dropped
The 23-year-old, signed for a club record £53.8 million in 2019, was originally failing to impress Mourinho with his work ethic according to ESPN – leading to summer reports that he didn’t want to play under the Portuguese anymore.
However, after this start to the season, Ndombele seems like a man reborn – especially as an understanding between the Spurs boss and himself seemingly looks formed judging by his impressive displays.
Playing further forward in a number 10 role, just behind a rotating front three, the star man has shined for Tottenham – arguably becoming just as crucial as the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Writing for ESPN, journalist Laurens claims the relationship between Ndombele and Mourinho ‘still isn’t totally perfect‘ despite it being better than it ever was – which could come as a potential issue for Mourinho as he seeks to keep up the record signing’s fine run of form.
Transfer Tavern take
Shedding light on his improvement, Laurens reveals that Ndombele continues to wow behind the scenes and is currently earning Mourinho’s plaudits, but hints he may still have to be carefully nurtured after a summer of reported tension.
Moving to the Premier League in a blockbuster deal at such a young age, Mourinho could face a potential challenge as he aims to keep witnessing a transformed marquee Spurs acquisition.
Regardless, at the moment, the midfielder certainly looks like a happy and satisfied figure at Hotspur Way.
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