Bought under the orders of Mauricio Pochettino, Tanguy Ndombélé never really hit the ground running at Tottenham.
Then came José Mourinho, and the France international’s inconsistency continued, to the point where reports about a potential exit this summer started to emerge.
Well, things have reached critical point behind the scenes at Spurs if TF1 journalist Julien Maynard is to be believed, as he reported late on Tuesday night that during a meeting this week, the former Lyon star let the Portuguese manager know ‘he no longer wants to play under him’.
He then explained that a number of Spurs players are ‘trying to mediate’ and are insisting that Ndombélé is training well, but ‘communication between the player and Mourinho is broken’.
The 23-year-old, who arrived for a transfer fee of £54m last summer, has only managed 12 starts in the Premier League this season, and while injuries have played a small part in that, his performances also have something to do with it.
He has scored two goals and picked up four assists in 27 games, and if what is reported above is true, he might not play many more, as shown by him sitting on the bench for both games against Manchester United and West Ham following the league’s restart.
Plusieurs joueurs de Tottenham tentent de jouer les médiateurs et insistent sur les bonnes performances du français aux entraînements, mais la communication entre Ndombélé et Mourinho est rompue. @telefoot_TF1
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) June 23, 2020