Tottenham Hotspur wants to offload Tanguy Ndombele as it seems it’s in both the club and player’s interest to part ways. Last weekend, the 25-year-old endured some boos from some supporters after leaving the pitch as Spurs struggled in their FA Cup win over Morecambe.
“Sometimes I think that in a situation like that it’s not always negative,” Defoe said. “I think being away from the group, as a player you’ve got to take it as a positive, because it gives you an opportunity. When you train with the group, sometimes players can train at 60 percent because you’re training with the group and you’re getting coached, and you can stand and you can talk.”
“When you’re training one-on-one with a fitness coach, you’re training at 100 percent because there’s short recovery. So if he can approach it in that way, where he thinks ‘I need to get up to speed’, because it’s such a fantastic football club, a top manager, of course you want to get in the team and do well.”
Reports suggest Ndombele wants out of the north London club. However, selling or even loaning the player is a difficult task, considering the France international’s wages might be too rich for a club to take on, which has been the issue for anyone that’s interested.
As a result, there’s the reality that Ndombele can stay when the January transfer window closes in a couple of weeks. It will be interesting to see if he can redeem himself if Ndombele remains past this month.