According to a report from ESPN, sources have detailed that Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is adamant that he never wants to play under Jose Mourinho again following a bust-up earlier this week – dealing the Lilywhites a major blow in their hopes of keeping him in north London.
Ndombele, who signed just last summer for a club record £53.8 million, has been left on the bench for our last two Premier League games against Man United and West Ham – without playing a single minute as substitute in that time.
Indeed, the likes of Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Giovani Lo Celso have all been preferred in midfield – with ESPN now claiming that this has resulted in a fall-out between the player and manager Mourinho.
Would losing Ndombele be a hammer blow to Spurs?
Yes, of course
No, sell him, bad attitude
First reported by French television, a further development has occurred, with ESPN now revealing that the argument started during a training session on Monday and erupted further in Mourinho’s office at the Tottenham training ground.
The £200,000-per-week ace, as a result, has declared his desire to never play under the Portuguese gaffer ever again according to reports.
Mourinho has reportedly told Ndombele that he is ‘still not ready to start‘ despite the Frenchman seemingly obeying all of the manager’s requests during lockdown – some of which were to lose weight and undergo training sessions in the park.
Whether or not we are forced to offload the ‘phenomenal’ midfielder remains to be seen, but it would arguably be a big blow considering his potential.