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'It's all down to Levy' - Exclusive: Top pundit reacts to Sky's Ndombele transfer update
Michael Brown claims that Tottenham will look to sell Tanguy Ndombele if he cannot prove he is willing to adapt to the methods of Jose Mourinho.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder insists the 23-year-old has got to knuckle down and toe the line during the off-season if he wants to have a future at the club.
As revealed by Football Insider back in June, the Lilywhites have no intention of bowing to the midfielder’s efforts to force a move out the club as they are convinced he can come good in north London.
This comes after Sky Sports revealed Inter Milan have registered their interest in landing the Frenchman.
However, Brown believes Spurs will look to cut their losses on their record signing if he does not return to pre-season willing to follow Mourinho’s methods.
Brown told Football Insider: “Unless Ndombele really, really gets his head down in this off-season and comes back ready to go, on board with how the manager wants him to play, not how he wants to play, then they’re going to look to offload him.
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“However you’re dealing with it, whether it’s swap deal or whatever, it’s all subjective to Levy, I suppose.”
Ndombele, who joined Spurs for a record-breaking fee from Olympique Lyonnais last summer, played just 29 times across all competitions during his first year in England.
The midfielder was singled out for criticism from Mourinho for his fitness issues throughout the campaign.
In other Tottenham news, Darren Bent has tipped one Spurs midfielder to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at Southampton.