Tottenham record signing Tanguy Ndombele “considering options” after Nuno snob | Football | sport
Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele is considering his future after being snubbed by new boss Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of Sunday’s friendly with Arsenal, according to reports.
Ndombele is Spurs’ record signing but has had a frustrating time in north London since his £ 55million transfer from Lyon two years ago.
He played sporadically under Jose Mourinho in his debut season, starting just 12 Premier League appearances under the Portuguese.
Last season was more successful for the Frenchman. There have been 33 league games, including 28 starts, and some mind-blowing moments.
A lob against Sheffield United in January hinted that Ndmbele had finally moved to Spurs.
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Nuno confirmed after the game that the 24-year-old was not injured and The Athletic claim he will now consider his options by the end of the transfer window.
“Tanguy is not with us today. He is not injured but we believe that it is not yet the time for him to be part of the game, ”the 47-year-old said quite enigmatically after the match.
Ndombele was recently caught in a strange display of frustration at not getting a free kick during an open training session at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs beat Arsenal thanks to a late goal from Son Heung-min.
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The two teams have nominated mixed teams of first-team stars and fringe players for the match, which was organized to raise funds for the Mind for Mental Health charity.
Only one of Spurs’ new signings made it into the game, with goalkeeper Perluigi Gollini playing in the second half.
Gollini arrived on a one-season loan from Atalanta, from which fellow new boy Cristian Romero also arrived in a £ 40million transfer.
Sevilla winger Bryan Gil got an extended break after playing for Spain at the Olympics.
Nuno will also want to figure out the future of forward Harry Kane, who is widely believed to want to leave the club and pursue a move to Manchester City.
Kane has not played against Arsenal as he is isolating himself after returning to England last week, but could be in line to play against City this weekend.
Spurs start their Premier League campaign with a tricky test against the top champions, with the game played against the backdrop of the Kane transfer saga.
City have been linked with a £ 150million move but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is firmly convinced he doesn’t want to sell, especially to a division rival.
Kane released a statement on Friday saying he had refused to train at the club and would return to their Enfield training facility this week.