Coach Enze Postecoglou has finally given up on the comeback of Tangi Ndombele, 26.
‘The Boot Room’ in the UK reported on September 9 (ET) that ‘Ndombele has disappeared from Postecoglou’s plans. Tottenham are working on a deal to sell Ndombele. The Evening Standard had already reported that “Tottenham have decided to offload four players – Hugo Llorente, Tangi Ndombele, Joe Roden and Jed Spence – before the summer window closes.
Ndombele will go down as the “worst signing” in Tottenham history. When he arrived at Spurs in July 2019, expectations were high enough to make it the highest transfer fee in the club’s history. The fee was £65 million with options.
However, in his two-and-a-half seasons with Spurs, he scored just 10 goals in 91 appearances. Ndombele is a Frenchman. He was loaned to his hometown club Olympique Lyonnais for the second half of the 2021-2022 season. He returned to Napoli for the 2022-2023 season.
With Napoli, he helped them win their first Serie A title in 33 years. However, he returned to Tottenham after Napoli did not exercise their option to buy him outright.
Postecoglou believed in Ndombele’s potential, especially with the need for three central midfielders in a 4-3-3 formation. Postecoglou had high hopes.
But the reality didn’t change. While Giovanni Rosselso stood out, Ndombele failed to live up to expectations. After being sidelined with an injury at the start of the Asian Tour, his name was erased.
Postecoglou made a significant statement after the Torpeo Juan Camp against Barcelona at the Estadi Olimpique Luis Companis in Barcelona, Spain. He said: “It’s a decision I have to make. Ndombele is a little bit behind the others physically. To play this kind of football, you have to reach the right level of fitness.” “But we have a big squad now and there will be a cleanup. These decisions have to be made by the club and the players themselves.”
Rudi Galletti, an expert on the European transfer market, said: “The truth is that Ndombele was not very good for Napoli last season. It doesn’t help that he’s played an important role in Tottenham’s squad this season. However, his future is still undecided.” 파워볼사이트