Surprisingly starting the game against Manchester United midweek, Tottenham loanee Tanguy Ndombele didn’t cover himself in glory.

With his team 3-1 down, he was taken off in the 60th minute, which led to him being whistled off the pitch, leading his manager, Okan Buruk, to jump to his defence after the game, which ended 3-3.

However, that hasn’t stopped the Turkish press from pushing more stories about the Tottenham man potentially returning to Spurs, like Milliyet on Friday.

The outlet have a lengthy article about who impressed and didn’t in the Manchester United game, with Ndombele falling into the latter.

They explain that the Tottenham loanee ‘completely exhausted his credit’ in the game against the Premier League side, and there is a strong belief that the €15m or so purchase option in his loan ‘will not be used’.

It’s then added that ‘according to the report of the technical committee’ at Galatasaray, those in charge ‘may terminate’ the loan in January, and Sergio Oliveira will now get more chances in midfield over the Frenchman.

There is also a bit of confusion in the article, as Milliyet attribute some quotes to new Tottenham director Johan Lange,about the loan not being able to be terminated, when in fact they were from a journalist from the Athletic during a Q&A article posted back in early November.

In short, the belief from England is that Ndombele cannot return to Tottenham in January, while it appears that information from Turkey suggests Galatasaray will certainly give it a go.

For now, what is clear is that the midfielder’s future is up in the air after his latest performance.