Speaking to Football Insider, Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell has made a pretty big claim about Tanguy Ndombele’s future at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lowdown: Ndombele remains at Spurs
The 24-year-old has only been at the club for two seasons, following his 2019 move from French side Lyon.
However, the club-record £55.4million move hasn’t worked out the way the midfielder would have liked and he failed to live up to the expectations under Jose Mourinho.
The Latest: Campbell on ‘terrible mess’
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell has spoken out about the potential of having an unhappy player in the squad who wants to leave the club.
Calling the situation ‘a terrible mess’, the 51 year-old expressed his thoughts after a Spurs source told the outlet the Frenchman is ‘desperate‘ to leave.
“It could prove troublesome.
“The problem with things like that is, if you are the club and you need the player out, you need to do the business.
“They haven’t treated him right as far as I’m concerned, it’s been a terrible mess.
“With Mourinho he was going through difficult times and the new regime don’t like him.
“Let him leave. It’s a matter of trying to get what they want for him. They are running the risk of having a really unhappy player in and around the squad.
“I’m sure they know how to handle things but you just think do the right thing and get rid of him.”
The Verdict: Early struggles for Nuno
Nuno Espirito Santo has been at the club for just over two months and after overcoming the transfer saga with Harry Kane, now faces dealing with Ndombele, hardly an ideal situation behind the scenes after such a wonderful start for the new boss on the pitch.
Previously called ‘magnificent’ by Mourinho, Ndombele’s chance of moving away from N17 never really came to structure over the summer and he must surely now try to prove himself worthy of that praise from his former boss.
If he’s really ‘desperate’ to leave, the best thing he can do for both himself and the club is play himself into the shop window, increasing the interest and potential fee coming Spurs’ way if they do cash in next year.
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