According to Defensa Central, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele wants to leave Spurs and make the move to Real Madrid.
The Lowdown: Ndombele struggling
The 24-year-old is Tottenham’s record signing, having been purchased for £53.8m in 2019 (BBC), but he has so far failed to hit the heights many might have expected.
Former Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was a major critic, questioning his commitment and fitness (Canal Plus, via Metro), and he has only shown his ability in flashes.
The Latest: Ndombele wants Madrid move
As per this latest report from Defensa Central, Ndombele is eager to leave Tottenham and make the move to Spain and Real Madrid.
Donny van de Beek, Franck Kessie and Marcelo Brozovic are also said to be on the list of potential targets for the current La Liga pace-setters.
The Verdict: Cut their losses
The France international has made 80 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists (Transfermarkt). Mourinho did actually call him “magnificent” earlier this year (via Daily Mail), but that was one of the rare times he praised him rather than issued criticism.
Will Ndombele leave Spurs?
Aged just 24 and with a market value of £40.5m (Transfermarkt), Ndombele is still an asset to Tottenham, and if Real Madrid were interested, they would surely be made to pay a relatively high price. It is up to Daniel Levy whether he wants to give up on his record signing after little more than two years, but it may be worth the Lilywhites cutting their losses with the player given his inconsistent nature during his time in north London.
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