Tanguy Ndombele, a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur who is now on loan at Galatasaray, was given the chance to impress Ange Postecoglou this summer, according to writer Dean Jones, who spoke to GIVEMESPORT from inside the team.
Since making his expensive move to Hotspur Way, the Frenchman has had difficulty.
Tottenham Hotspur news – Tanguy Ndombele
Ndombele joined Spurs in 2019 for a reported £63 million fee from the French team Lyon, according to Sky Sports. Ndombele, who was only 22 years old, was one of Europe’s most promising young performers at the time. Tanguy Ndombele: the complete midfielder… as long as he is focused, read the headline of an article in The Guardian that appeared shortly after his arrival.
In the end, Ndombele’s performances while wearing a Spurs jersey haven’t been successful. The former Lyon midfielder has made 63 Premier League appearances for the north London club and has now been loaned out three times. Ndombele joined Galatasaray for the season in his most recent brief departure from Hotspur Way after spending the preseason with Spurs under Postecoglou.
It remains to be seen if Ndombele’s most recent exit from Tottenham will lead to a future permanent move, but so far, things haven’t gone well for him in England.
Tottenham’s stance on Ndombele in the summer – Dean Jones
Ndombele wasn’t able to find a move during the English transfer window, but fortunately for Spurs, Galatasaray was able to sign the midfielder on a loan a few days later. Journalist Jones has claimed that despite giving Ndombele an opportunity to shine in preseason, Spurs were eager to trade him this summer. Jones remarked in a statement to GIVEMESPORT…
The Ndombele circumstance has been exceedingly peculiar. He ought to be among the greatest midfielders in the Premier League, but he has never been able to seize the chances. Finally, I’m informed that Tottenham were eager to get rid of him. He was given a second chance by Ange Postecoglou this summer to establish himself and demonstrate that he might have a future at the club, but he didn’t impress, and they just didn’t have place for passengers, so he was forced to move on.
Ndombele’s professional life has generally gotten worse over the past few years. Ndombele’s best performances, which naturally attracted Spurs to pay a high price for him, occurred in his final season at Lyon. Hopefully, his most recent stint in Turkey will help him relaunch his career. Given that Spurs paid £63 million for him a few years ago, he might rank among the worst players the club has ever acquired. He might not be the best in terms of talent, but in terms of money, he could be.
Does Ndombele have a chance of rebuilding his Tottenham career?
Ndombele had the chance to do so throughout preseason, as Jones mentioned. It was an opportunity for the French midfielder to stake his claim because Postecoglou brought a new system, style of play, and blank slate for all players. With a weekly salary of £200,000, his earnings would not have improved his situation.
Ndombele worked with the team during training in July, according to Postecoglou, who also spoke to the media about what the future might hold for him.
“Tanguy has done well. He has put in a lot of effort in training, just like everyone else because they have no other option. I act according to what I observe. He worked hard last season and was a part of the Serie A champion team. In light of that, I’m glad he’s here and a member of the team. We’ll have to wait and see what that ultimately means. Who knows? He might decide he doesn’t want to participate.
For Ndombele, the writing may already be on the wall. It might be challenging for him moving forward if, despite Postecoglou’s preference for technically gifted players, he was unable to capitalize on his opportunity this summer. Ndombele has demonstrated in previous stints that he can produce for other clubs in Europe, so perhaps the Premier League isn’t the best fit for him.
The transfer to Galatasaray, with all due respect, pretty much sums up how his career has gone since relocating to north London, which is a big disappointment given the incredible skill that Ndombele exhibited when displaying himself with Lyon.