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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold drops Tanguy Ndombele claim

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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Lilywhites midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and his current situation at the north London club. 

This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a variety of subjects and answered a range of questions sent into him concerning Espirito Santo’s team.

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During the video, Gold was asked whether or not Espirito Santo will start to put the Frenchman back into the matchday squads after the previous uncertainty around his future at the club throughout the recent summer transfer window, while Ndombele is yet to play for Spurs this season.

In response, Gold had this to say on the matter.

He said: “He’s Spurs’ club-record signing. I think there’ll be that little bit of pressure that [Espirito Santo] does [play him], and I think Ndombele will have to focus naturally, anyway.

“Obviously, he’s back in the Europa Conference League squad because that’s natural, I think they’ve got the correct numbers. Finally, homegrown players and foreign player limits, they don’t have to worry about because they fit in, and so every player that can be is in that squad.

“I wouldn’t be shocked if he starts against Rennes, and he could well be on the bench against Palace if he’s been working hard enough and you know, you’ve got no [Giovani] Lo Celso, quite possibly.”

TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Ndombele…

As Gold mentioned, Spurs spent a club-record fee of £54 million to sign Ndombele from French club Olympique Lyon during the 2019 summer transfer window.

Given how Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (6.95/10) was the only Spurs midfielder that ended up earning a higher overall season rating than Ndombele (6.86/10) for his performances in the Premier League last season according to WhoScored, it’s safe to say that the stats suggest he can be an important player for the team.

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This, in our view, should make it encouraging for Spurs fans to hear that Gold thinks the midfielder – who is currently valued at £45 million according to Transfermarkt – could be integrated back into the squad now seeing as he hasn’t played at all so far this season.

Also, with the club having let go of during the recent summer transfer window, we feel that it would be for the best if Spurs had Ndombele at their disposal so they aren’t lacking in midfield options.

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