Tottenham Hotspur: Sky Sports man issues Tanguy Ndombele future claim

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Sky Sports editor Lyall Thomas has been speaking on the Last Word on Spurs YouTube channel to discuss the future of Tanguy Ndombele at Tottenham Hotspur. 

After a summer of speculation surrounding the Frenchman’s future in north London, the weekend’s FA Cup brought a fresh spin on the 24-year-old’s place in Antonio Conte’s plans.

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With the Lilywhites trailing to League One outfit Morecambe, Ndombele was withdrawn after 69 minutes and received a chorus of boos from the Spurs fans as he looked to be in no rush to exit the pitch.

And on the back of his display against the Shrimps, reports quickly emerged suggesting the Lilywhites would look to offload their record signing this month.

With the potential of a January departure being speculated, Thomas had the following to say on what he has heard from Ndombele’s camp:

“Obviously, he’s their record signing, more than £60m. Is there a club that is going to pay £60m for him or there or thereabouts to give Tottenham their investment back in this month? No, I don’t see it. I don’t see what club there is there for him.

“I’ve done plenty of probing around on this, to see if there’ll be any potential suitors out there for him. The kind of level of club that could potentially pay that money, certainly – let’s obviously talk hypothetically first about any permanent options for him – they’re not desperate for that position.

“I just don’t think there’s the options out there for him this month, Ndombele. And I’ve been told by sources close to the player as well that he’s not unhappy at Spurs, despite his body language the other day.”

TIF Thoughts on Ndombele’s future…

We thought the Frenchman’s actions on the weekend demonstrated his thoughts on being a Spurs player better than any words could ever do.

The 24-year-old was clearly walking off the pitch, however, despite receiving encouragement from his teammates and the fans, Ndombele did not proceed to speed up, and if anything, he slowed down.

Although the action itself is not the most defiant thing Spurs fans have seen from one of their players, in the context of the situation they found themselves in, it doesn’t convince us that Ndombele is committed to the team.

Tottenham found themselves trailing to a third-tier side and the Frenchman, for us, was clearly not thinking of the team in wasting crucial game time to trod off the pitch.

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