Monday, August 8, 2022

Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Wanted By Jose Mourinho: Should Nuno Let Him Leave?

Must Read
Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

According to Calciomercato, AS Roma have expressed interest in Tanguy Ndombele. It appears Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who is facing an uncertain future at the club. The former Chelsea boss had worked closely with Ndombele during his time at Spurs last season and is targeting him to further boost his midfield options at Roma.

Does Tanguy Ndombele Have Any Future At Spurs?

Tanguy Ndombele has had a miserable time since joining Tottenham in 2019. Initially brought in by Mauricio Pochettino, the midfielder has endured difficulties in settling into the physical nature of the Premier League. Moreover, his progress at Spurs has been marred by injuries, controversies and lack of game-time.

The Frenchman does have 79 competitive appearances to his name at Tottenham. But he has often been a subject of criticism due to his lack of consistency, with new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, in particular, not being a huge fan of the former Lyon midfielder.

In fact, the Portuguese tactician has barely used Ndombele this season, playing him in only two Premier League matches. He was notably involved in the North London derby against Arsenal, a performance that might cost him his place in the starting eleven in the coming games, potentially leaving the 24-year-old trailing Oliver Skipp, Giovani Lo Celso and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the pecking order.

AS Roma have expressed interest in Tanguy Ndombele - Jose eyeing a move.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (R) speaks with Tottenham Hotspur’s French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (L) during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on September 27, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Should Tottenham Cash In On Ndombele?

Tanguy Ndombele has been nothing more than a liability for Tottenham Hotspur, since joining the club for a hefty fee of €60 million. His lack of consistency and a questionable injury record doesn’t make him a reliable outlet in midfield, with the player also struggling to establish himself as a regular for the club.

As such, the Lilywhites should definitely try to sanction a January sale for the Frenchman. His potential exit from North London will help the club free up a sizable wage budget as well as serving as a financial boost.

It will be useful in helping them fund move for any new targets. Tottenham have recently been linked with a move for Nicolo Zaniolo of AS Roma, so it will be interesting to see whether Fabio Paratici can sanction a potential swap deal with the Italian side.

However, it remains unlikely that Roma would want to sign Ndombele permanently in the summer. His hefty wage demands could be a problem, especially after the Giallorossi splurged a fortune on Tammy Abraham in the summer.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Follow Our Tweets On Twitter

Latest News

Aston Villa Among Clubs Hoping To Sign This Chelsea Outcast: Good Option For Gerrard?

In a recent interview with Give Me Sport, journalist Simon Phillips revealed that Aston Villa are among clubs hoping...

More Articles Like This