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Stewart Robson has criticised Jose Mourinho’s man-management of Tottenham Hotspur misfit Tanguy Ndombele, suggesting he’s a lot better than his other options – including Harry Winks.

Ndombele is heavily linked with a move away from Spurs this summer after seemingly falling out with the Portuguese coach.

Sky Italia have reported that Inter Milan have opened talks about signing the France midfielder, who cost Tottenham a club-record £63 million last summer.

Ndombele finished the season on the sidelines through injury, but was a rarely-seen figure in Mourinho’s first XI during Project Restart.

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Since Premier League football resumed for Tottenham on June 19, the 23-year-old managed only 63 minutes, often being an unused substitution.

Winks, who was ahead of Ndombele in the pecking order, played 10 times as many minutes as the former Lyon star since June, and Robson has told ESPN that the big midfielder is the superior player to his English counterpart, arguing that Mourinho has treated him poorly.

He said: “I think he has been harshly treated by Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho goes into clubs and picks on one or two players. When he came on against Bournemouth, he changed the way Spurs played. He was suddenly looking to play forward.

“He is a much more positive player than Harry Winks. Harry Winks wants to play square and backwards and keep possession. Ndombele takes risks – he twists and turns.

“I thought he was brilliant for Lyon before he went to Spurs and I think given another lease of life at Inter Milan, he would be a very good signing.”

A lot of Tottenham fans feel like he’d be a cracking signing for Inter too, because he is actually a cracking player when managed right, but Mourinho doesn’t seem to have much time for him right now.

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