According to The Athletic, Tanguy Ndombele is hoping to leave Tottenham Hotspur this month.
On Sunday, a part of the Spurs crowd booed the midfielder as he walked slowly off the ground after being substituted during his side’s 3-1 FA Cup win against Morecambe. In his post-match press conference, head coach Antonio Conte remained tight-lipped on the incident, although senior people at the club are said to have been disappointed by Ndombele’s antics.
There is a feeling among sources close to the player and club that a move would be best for all parties. Ndombele told Spurs he wanted to leave in the summer, and they would be open to a sale this month – as they were then had they been able to find a buyer.
The issue is that Ndombele, who became Spurs’ record signing when he joined for £55 million from Lyon in July 2019, is paid £200,000 per week, and finding a club that can match that would be difficult. Ndombele also has a long-term deal that runs until the summer of 2025.
Ndombele had previously garnered interest from Barcelona and has his sights set on a large Champions League team, but no solid offers have been made this window.
Spurs are unlikely to recoup anything close to the fee they paid Lyon two years ago, so finding someone to pay Ndombele’s wages, or at least a portion of them, will be the first priority.