Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been training away from the first team in recent days, Alasdair Gold has reported for football.london.
The Lowdown: Morecambe substitution
The Frenchman hasn’t exactly been a star under Antonio Conte since the Italian took over in north London. The 25-year-old has started just 10 games all season, the last of which came against Morecambe in the FA Cup a week ago.
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Spurs were in danger of being dumped out by the League One side after falling behind, with Ndombele being subbed with 20 minutes remaining. He walked off slowly with Spurs trailing and appeared to slow down further when fans started booing before going straight down the tunnel.
It seems as if that petulance has had an impact at the training ground, with Conte taking action.
The Latest: Gold’s update
He tweeted: “Understand Tanguy Ndombele has been training separately, away from the first team group at Spurs in recent days at Hotspur Way.”
The reliable reporter claimed within his article that the Frenchman has been training alone following a collective decision from Conte and the club, with his future unclear at this moment in time.
The Verdict: Sell
On that basis, it makes sense for Spurs to sell the midfielder over the coming weeks. The substitution against Morecambe could well turn out to be the final straw, and Fabio Paratici will have a big challenge on his hands to recoup the majority of the £54m that the club spent on Ndombele in 2019.
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