Tanguy Ndombele has been tipped to leave Tottenham Hotspur and move to Inter Milan this summer, reports say.
Tottenham have reportedly held talks with Inter to sort out a deal for the club’s record signing as he has fallen out with Jose Mourinho.
However, contrary to these reports, the Lilywhites have no intention of letting the six-cap French international leave. According to Alasdair Gold, Spurs are not looking to sell Ndombele in the summer, despite interest from Inter Milan. This may come as a surprise to many fans of the north London club, who were perhaps gearing up for him to be sold following the previous reports which suggested he could leave.
It is understood that while Inter are certainly interested in the 23-year-old, Tottenham have made it clear that they are in no rush to sell the cenral midfielder, who they feel needs time to adjust to playing in the Premier League.
Ndombele has moved away from his family, which is no easy task, and it wouldn’t be the first time the club have experienced a signing who has taken a little longer than most to adapt to life in north London. Son Heung-min famously asked to leave after his first season at White Hart Lane.
He has struggled to settle down under Mourinho, having played just two games since the Premier League restart, before being dropped from the squad after picking up an injury.
It is no secret that the Spurs duo share a frosty relationship, which has shown signs of strain in recent months.
However, Daniel Levy spent a club record fee on the Frenchman over a year ago, and he will not let him go.
Instead, Levy will look to offload Juan Foyth, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker-Peters and Cameron Carter-Vickers to raise some much-needed funds to bring in new players in the summer.
Ndombele needs to be given a chance to prove himself, as he has shown flashes of his underlying quality this season.
Indeed, he has reserved his best performances for playing in the Champions League, supplying two assists, making 1.7 tackles per game, averaging one interception, and attempting 2.8 dribbles on average (via WhoScored).
Whether or not Mourinho will be wiling to give him the opportunity is another matter altogether but he must make the most of any chances that come his way.
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