Tottenham receive loan enquiries for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Villarreal and Napoli… with Antonio Conte banishing the £65m flop from training as he tries to offload the French international

  • Villarreal and Napoli make loan enquiries for Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele 
  • The £54million flop spent the second half of last season on loan at Lyon in Ligue 1
  • However, Ndombele has indicated that he could stay at the north London outfit 

Tottenham have received enquiries from Napoli and Villarreal over a loan deal for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele

Ndombele joined the north London side for a club-record £65million in the summer of 2019 from Lyon, but failed to deliver the consistency and quality promised by his fee. 

After struggling to impress under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, the French international spent the second half of the 2021-22 season on loan at former club Lyon, and now looks set for a further spell away from the club. 

Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele has been subject of loan enquiries from Villarreal and Napoli

Outcasts Ndombele, Sergio Reguilon, Harry Winks and Giovani Lo Celso could all leave Spurs this summer after having been excluded from Conte’s first team training sessions. 

However, Spurs have found difficulty in offloading the players due to hesitancy from individuals to commit to moves. 

In the meantime, the quartet will continue to train on their own as they wait to hear from any potential deals. 

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is eager to offload Ndombele before the end of the window

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is eager to offload Ndombele before the end of the window  

The 25-year-old has also fallen further down the pecking order following the summer signing of Yves Bissouma, along with the January purchase Rodrigo Bentancur. 

Therefore, Ndombele – who has failed to impress four Tottenham managers during his time at the club – has been offered to clubs by his team of representatives in the hope of finding him regular football by the end of the window. 

Meanwhile, Ndombele has hinted he would like to stay at Spurs as he thinks it would be ‘possible’ to be happy at Tottenham.

Ndombele went on loan to former club Lyon in January last year and made 15 appearances

Ndombele went on loan to former club Lyon in January last year and made 15 appearances

‘Yes, I think it’s possible to be happy at Tottenham,’ he told Media Carre, ‘regardless of where you can go, you can be happy or unhappy. 

‘We’ll see how things go during pre-season. I’m not putting any more pressure on myself than that.’ 

Reflecting on what may lie ahead for him, he added: ‘What I want is to be happy, take pleasure in what I do, play, win, that’s all I want.’

In 91 games at Tottenham across three seasons, Ndombele has managed 10 goals and nine assists, and has made seven senior appearances for France. 

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