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Rio Ferdinand comments on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele

Winner of Single Documentary for 'Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad', Rio Ferdinand poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on...

Tanguy Ndombele joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur runs with the ball during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Rio Ferdinand suggested on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (11:11am, August 31, 2019) that Tottenham Hotspur summer signing Tanguy Ndombele does not have the wow factor.

The Manchester United legend believes that midfielder Ndombele is a fantastic player and is a great prospect, but the France international does not have what it takes to stimulate players like star strikerHarry Kane.



Ndombele joined Tottenham from French club Lyon in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £53.8 million.

The 22-year-old France international midfielder has made two appearances in the Premier League for Spurs so far this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

Ferdinand said about Ndombele on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (11:11am, August 31, 2019): “I think he is a fantastic player, a great prospect, but he hasn’t got the personality or the stature in the game yet to be the person that everyone goes, ‘Oh actually’.

“Is Harry Kane going to go, ‘Oh, that’s stimulating me, that player’? He might do through performances over a period of time, but not immediately.”

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele (L) vies with Inter Milan's Italian midfielder Antonio Candreva (R) during the 2019 International Champions Cup football match between...

Future star

What Ferdinand suggests about Ndombele is true. The Frenchman is not the finished article yet and is not exactly a household name.

However, the Frenchman can develop into a world-class midfielder, and he has hit the ground running at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs may have not signed a readymade star in Ndombele, but they have recruited a midfielder who can be a top player in the future.

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

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