Nuno Espirito Santo's view on Tanguy Ndombele future as Tottenham ace makes transfer decision

By Bobby Vincent

Tanguy Ndombele wants to leave Tottenham and move to Real Madrid in the future, according to reports from Spain.

Defensa Central are reporting that the 24-year-old, who has less than four years remaining on his current contract at Spurs, is still determined to seal a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Ndombele, after not making a Premier League appearance for the first four games of the season, has featured in the last three top-flight matches and has impressed at times.

The French midfielder was 'considering his future' earlier in the year, with Barcelona interested in his services, according to a report from Sky Sports.

Nuno Espirito Santo, when asked about Ndombele's future at Tottenham over the summer transfer window, stressed that it was not in his job description to convince players to play for Spurs.

He said: "What happened in the past, I cannot even think about, I do not mention it out of respect.

"What I can tell you is that Tanguy is with us, he works but we have to speak honestly and to take the best out of Tanguy has to come from himself.

"First of all, I must speak to Tanguy before even addressing you. We already had a chance to talk but it must come from himself.

Tanguy Ndombele has been linked with a move away from Spurs (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

"I said it before - my job here is not to convince players to play for Tottenham Hotspur, it is to prepare players to play for Tottenham Hotspur."

Ndombele, as mentioned above, has been in and out of the Tottenham team this season and former Spurs midfielder Glenn Hoddle told the Frenchman what he needed to do to force his way into Espirito Santo's plans.

"At the moment, I don’t know. I like him," Hoddle said on BT Sport last month. "There's a player in there, but how long is it going to take for him to understand the game week in and week out?

"It's almost like he wants to be back in the playground as a youngster, toying with another player.

"Football is about end product and when you're a midfield player you have got to provide and you've got to be a creator if you're not an out-and-out goalscorer.

"You've got to play positive and you've got to feed people. When he does that sort of thing, he's different class."


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