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Harry Kane isn’t the only big-name player who could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

That’s because speculation is rife that Tanguy Ndombele has told the club’s hierarchy of his desire to play his football elsewhere.

Ndombele hasn’t kicked a ball for Spurs under Nuno Espirito Santo this season and is yet to even make the squad.

And according to an interesting report from The Athletic, it may stem from a decision by Ryan Mason toward the end of last season.


Tottenham lost the EFL Cup final to Manchester City at Wembley as the North Londoners failed to end their 13-year trophy drought.

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And The Athletic has reported that Mason’s decision to bench the former Lyon midfielder for that game – and not even use him as a substitute – has led to the France international deciding to lave.

The report adds that Mason’s decision was ‘immensely painful’ for Ndombele, who remains the Lilywhites’ most expensive signing of all time following a £63 million switch two years ago.

In Ndombele’s defence, that match – which ended 1-0 to City – was crying out for somebody of his ability.

That being said, if he requests to leave his club every time a manager does something that he doesn’t like then we’re looking at Europe’s next major journeyman, a player who will go through more clubs than games over the next decade.

The 24-year-old has been an underwhelming addition, if we’re honest.

Yes he is talented, more talented than most in Nuno’s squad, but his attitude is questionable and this, if true, only reinforces that.

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