Pundit bids farewell to Ndombele after Tottenham's Wednesday reveal
Tottenham may be planning a “system reboot” as they prepare to potentially offload Tanguy Ndombele this January.
So says ex-Premier League manager Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the out-of-favour 24-year-old midfielder.
Ndombele is under contract until 2025 but has played next-to-no football since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs in early November.
This site revealed on Wednesday (8 December) that Juventus are interested in signing the Frenchman in January.
A Spurs source told Football Insider that Conte has made it clear to the club’s powerbrokers that they should be receptive to offers.
Football Insider also revealed last Monday (6 December) that there could be as many as 10 incoming and outgoings at Spurs this January.
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McLeish claims that Tottenham are right to trim the fat of a squad characterised by erratic players like Ndombele.
“You have to regroup as a squad at some point,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.
“For a pretty long time, there have been players who haven’t quite made the grade at Spurs, who haven’t been able to sustain themselves at the top level.
“The consistency is key. How many times have we said ‘he was great last week’ and then we don’t speak about him for 10 weeks as he isn’t playing.
“So I think there has to be a bit of a system reboot. That will mean some players have to leave and you say goodbye.“
Ndombele has played 88 times for Spurs since his £55million move from Lyon in 2019.
His side’s clash with Brighton, which was set to be played today (12 December), was called off amid a Covid outbreak in the Tottenham camp.
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