Tottenham will have “very difficult” to find a buyer for Tanguy Ndombele this summer, believes Charlie Ecleshare of Athletics.
The midfielder doesn’t appear to be part of Antonio Conte’s first-team plans but selling him could prove difficult due to his salary and lack of funds in other leagues, making a move more likely. ready.
What is the latest news about Ndombele?
According to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera (via Milan News), Ndombele is a midfield target for AC Milan.
French was left out of Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Southampton on Saturday and spent the second half of last campaign on loan at Lyon, so he is clearly far from Conte’s thoughts at the moment.
The North London club splashed the big bucks to bring Ndombele back to Hotspur Way in 2019, agreeing a first £53.8 million deal with Lyon to sign him.
It is also believed to be on £200,000 per week at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which is obviously a lot of money for a player currently outside the first-team picture.
What did Eccleshare say about Ndombele’s future at Tottenham?
Obviously a parting ways is in everyone’s interest, but Eccleshare says any sort of permanent deal is difficult because clubs across Europe simply don’t have the money.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, The Athletic journalist said: “I think it will be a loan. I don’t see anyone paying a fee or certainly not a significant fee. He’s got big salaries, so even that’s overkill for a lot of teams.
“The conversations I have with people who work in football recruitment and that sort of thing, what they always point out is that we underestimate how much the Spanish league, the French league, the Italian league have been hit by Covid compared to the Premier League, which is isolated, to some degree, by the huge TV deal, so it’s very difficult to get teams to pay the kind of salary someone is getting one like Ndombele.
Why didn’t things work out for Ndombele at Tottenham?
In defense of Ndombele, he had some injuries and fitness issues since joining Tottenham three years ago.
However, he played under five different Tottenham managers, including Ryan Mason during his interim in the Spurs dugout, failing to convince most, if not all of them.
Speaking about Ndombele after a draw against Burnley in 2020, Jose Mourinho said (by Daily Mirror): “I’m not going to run away. I must say that Tanguy has had enough time to move to another level. I know the Premier League is very difficult, I know that some players take a long time.
He then added: “I expected untired players to give more to the team and I think someone [Ndombele] must realize this is the Premier League.
It’s clear that Ndombele hasn’t been able to adapt to the top flight of English football, so another move abroad this summer could mean a lot to him.