A fresh Tottenham report claims that out-of-favour midfielder Tanguy Ndombele will be reintegrated into Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans now the summer transfer window has closed.
The France midfielder made it clear that he wanted out after failing to impress new Spurs boss Nuno during pre-season. However, a move failed to materialise for the 24-year-old and he now faces a long few months until the winter window opens in January.
After a difficult first season in north London, the talented playmaker emerged as a regular starter under Jose Mourinho last term.
But after Mourinho departed, interim boss Ryan Mason dropped Ndombele back down to the bench. That trend has continued under Nuno, although the player has not even been making the matchday squads so far.
A report on Football London, however, now claims that Ndombele will have a fresh opportunity to work his way back into Nuno’s thoughts.
While that is music to the ears of Sky Sports reporter, and Spurs fan, Michael Bridge – he had a stern warning for the midfielder.
Ndombele told to knuckle down
He said: “Tottenham really have to get him, meet with him, and just say ‘look, we know you want to leave, you’ve got a good thing here and you’re not going to get back into the French squad like this, just knuckle down’.
“We all know how good he can be, he’s a YouTube player. Imagine our showreels, it won’t take long to get Ndombele’s best bits. He needs to knuckle down because he’s not young anymore and I’m sick of excuses from him.”
Ndombele will have to battle the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp, Harry Winks and Giovani Lo Celso for a place in the Spurs midfield.
However, if he gets his mind right and does knuckle down, then there is no doubt he has the talent to be a regular first-team starter.