Tanguy Ndombele is said to be assessing his options after not featuring in any of Spurs pre-season preparations.
The France international became the club’s record signing when he moved to North London in 2019, making an instant impression with a superb goal on his debut against Aston Villa.
Since then though, things haven’t gone as well for the £55 million man. He made just 21 league appearances for the club in his first season in the Premier League as he struggled with a number of groin injuries before infamously facing the public wrath of Jose Mourinho after being hooked at half-time in a game against Burnley in March 2020.
Ndombele eventually worked his way back into favour under the Portuguese, who even went as far as saying he is ‘second to nobody’ in Europe, only to see his role reduced once again following Ryan Mason’s appointment as interim manager back in April.
Spurs are now preparing to start a third successive season with a different manager at the helm, with Nuno Espirito Santo the man charged with rediscovering the club’s fortunes, although whether Ndombele is in his plans is yet to be seen.
Ndombele is yet to feature in any of the club’s pre-season friendlies, and while he has been granted paternity leave this summer, he had trained all week in the run-up to the 1-0 win over rivals Arsenal, only to be not even be selected for the bench.
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“Tanguy is not with us today,” Nuno said after the game. “He is not injured but we consider it is not yet the moment for him to be part of the game.”
Now, according to The Athletic, the 24-year-old is ‘weighing up his options’ ahead of the August 31st transfer deadline.
However, what options he is weighing is so far unknown, with the former Lyon man still having three years to run on his deal at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
While Daniel Levy may well be ultimately willing to sanction his departure, it seems highly unlikely that he would be willing to take much of a financial hit on his record signing
Apart from a loan move with a big-money option to buy, not too many clubs around Europe have too much cash to splash about, while it doesn’t seem like there are too many potential destinations in the Premier League, meaning the Frenchman’s only realistic option could be to try impress yet another new manager.