Tanguy Ndombele is reportedly ‘unsettled’ at Tottenham following a difficult debut season and considering his future at the club amid interest from Barcelona.
Ndombele has struggled during his first season in English football following his club-record move from Lyon last summer, being singled out for criticism by manager Jose Mourinho with questions having been raised over both his form and fitness.
The midfielder was hauled off at half-time during Spurs‘ 1-1 draw at Burnley last month, a decision which is said to have left the 23-year-old ‘very disappointed’ and feeling unsettled in north London.
Despite Ndombele’s struggles since moving to the Premier League, Barcelona are said to be interested in a deal to sign the France international as they seek additional physicality in their midfield, with reports suggesting the Spanish giants have offered Spurs the chance to sign defenders Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo in part-exchange.
According to Sky Sports, Mourinho and Spurs remain committed to helping Ndombele discover his best form at the club despite the transfer speculation, with an acceptance that foreign players can take time to adapt to the demands of England’s top tier.
The club, however, face a task to convince the Frenchman that his long term future remains with the club, Ndombele having become increasingly ‘unsettled’ following a season that has included injury problems, public criticism and managerial upheaval.