Tottenham Hotspur looking to sell, loan or swap Tanguy Ndombele in the January transfer window
According to the reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Tottenham Hotspur are willing to sell, loan or swap Tanguy Ndombele in the January transfer window. He was on the receiving end of boos from the fans during the 3-1 win against Morecambe in the FA Cup third round.
Spurs are looking at different possibilities to get rid of the Frenchman in January itself. There are speculations of interest from AS Roma- managed by former manager Jose Mourinho. But there have been no approaches from the Italian side so far. They are currently focused on finalising the transfer of Sergio Oliveira from Porto.
Tottenham are open to discussing different forms for a potential transfer- a permanent sale, a loan or even a swap deal this month. That could be a sign of desperation from them as they try to recoup what they can for the £53.8million record signing.
Time to leave?
The 25-year-old was handed a chance to make his case yesterday in the FA Cup clash against Morecambe but, he failed to use that opportunity to the fullest. He was subbed off in an attempt to salvage the match as his team trailed 1-0 to the visitors. The North London club eventually completed the comeback, but his dejected body language could be a sign of what is to come.
The Frenchman’s time with us has been underwhelming as he would often show flashes of brilliance but often failed to build on that. That was the case here once again, as he could not take advantage of the bright sparks from the previous few matches.
The interest from Roma cannot be fully taken into consideration since the Spurs midfielder had clashes with Mourinho when the latter was the coach. As such, we should only give weight to it if an official approach is made in the coming days.
It remains to be seen if any clubs would attempt to get the France international off our hands in the winter transfer window. He could potentially be the first departure under the tenure of Antonio Conte, and we have to be ruthless moving forward.
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We have given far too many chances to players who have failed to take advantage of it. There is no reason for us to keep believing in them since it could ruin our chances of achieving a top-four finish this season.
If we do end up selling the midfielder, the club could use that money to bolster areas that need immediate attention. Our forward options are pretty thin, so we need signings on that front to maintain our current trajectory to challenge for the Champions League places.