By Alex McLeish

13th Jan, 2022 | 3:00pm

Levy tipped to green light Ndombele deal after Sky update - pundit

Alex McLeish has tipped Daniel Levy to sanction a deal full of add-ons and performance-related clauses to get Tanguy Ndombele out of Tottenham this month.

The former Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the Lilywhites will struggle to recoup anywhere near to what they spent on the 25-year-old.

As reported by Sky Sports on Tuesday (11 January), Tottenham have held talks with Spanish and Italian clubs over a potential move for Ndombele.

The France international cost Spurs a reported £63million back in 2019.

McLeish insisted Tottenham would have to take a loss on Ndombele’s departure.

However, he suggested Levy, who was a director at Rangers during McLeish’s spell at Ibrox, could strike a heavily incentivised deal to soften the blow.

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McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “How much did they spend on Ndombele? [£63million] My word. Really? Wow.

“It doesn’t look as if they’ll get that money back.

“I know Daniel Levy is very good on the money side of things.

“He’ll probably be devising a strategy for money for Ndombele down the line, if he ever regains his confidence and quality.”

Ndombele has struggled to nail down a starting spot under any of his five managers since joining Spurs.

There have been questions over his fitness and application in training.

The midfielder came under heavy fire from Jose Mourinho during his time in charge at Tottenham.

Ndombele played 40 times in the Premier League under the Portuguese manager.

However, he only saw out the full 90 minutes on seven occasions.

In total, the Frenchman has started in 46 of a possible 94 Premier League games at Spurs.

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