Date: 29th September 2019 at 4:30pm
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Alan Hutton tipped Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele to become a massive player for Spurs once he has settled in at the club.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs right-back shared that based on what he had seen of Ndombele that he thought the 22-year-old was a class act.

Ndombele scored his second goal for Spurs following his summer move from Lyon in the 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Hutton insisted that while Ndombele was expected to be excellent at Spurs from day one due to the club paying £53.8million for him, that the midfielder was always going to take time to settle into Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“I think he’ll end up being a massive player for Tottenham,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“He’s just arrived with a big price tag so it’s going to take time to settle in.

“I think from what I have seen he is going to be a class act so he’s going to take time to settle in, which he has done, even though with his price tag you expect him to be excellent from day one, but it does take time to settle in as a player.

“So I think we will start now to see the best of him.”

Ndombele has featured a total of six times for Spurs so far, scoring twice and assisting one goal in the process, but has only completed 90 minutes on two occasions.

In his 2018/19 season for Lyon, the 22-year-old helped the French club finished third in Ligue 1 by registering seven assists and scoring one goal in 34 league outings.

In other Tottenham news, Hutton has told Football Insider that Pochettino will likely view this player as a liability after the win v Southampton.