Tottenham’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele has struggled to settle down ever since he arrived last summer.
Jose Mourinho insisted he was happy with Ndombele’s work ethic in recent weeks, as the Spurs duo broke the government guidelines to train together during the nationwide lockdown, but he didn’t even get on the pitch on Friday night.
After he again failed to make an appearance against West Ham, Mourinho was forced to deny rumours of a rift between the pair.
Despite Daniel Levy’s initial protestations, Ndombele wants to leave Spurs amid interest from Barcelona, according to The Independent. The chairman seems to have made a quick U-turn once the La Liga giants entered the mix.
Both clubs are working with a tight budget and Barca are only interested in a player-swap deal involving either Nelson Semedo or Philippe Coutinho.
Mourinho could kill two birds with one stone by ditching the 23-year-old and replacing him with Coutinho. Even though Coutinho has failed to replicate the form he enjoyed at Liverpool, he is still a world-class player.
While Spurs will want to recover some of the costs they spent on the Frenchman, the head coach may decide he would be better off without him in his squad.
As it stands, the two clearly have a fractured relationship, and a trade might be beneficial for all parties involved.
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