Paul Robinson told the Football Show on Sky Sports (24/08/21 at 11:10 am) the ‘time is up’ for Tanguy Ndombele to leave Tottenham.
The former England goalkeeper claimed that the 24-year-old has ‘really, really underachieved’ in North London.
Ndombele is still Tottenham’s club-record signing and it’s not going to be that easy for someone like Daniel Levy to part ways with him.
Nuno Espirito Santo is yet to play the Frenchman and even suggested that he might not be part of his future plans, as the player now seeks an exit, according to Sky Sports.
Whilst Ndombele has sparkled on occasions, under Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho, he just couldn’t find that consistent run.
And, as a result, ex-Spurs man Robinson thinks it’s best the club part ways with the ball-carrying midfielder.
“He came in as a club-record signing,” said Robinson. “So, he’s not going to be earning £2.50-a-week, is he? He is going to be on a huge wage packet.
“But he has really, really underachieved, in my opinion. He has shown what he can do in flashes. When he first came in, I thought great signing and he had a couple of good games. I thought he could be a really good player.
“But he just hasn’t picked the mantel up and carried. He obviously has a problem now with Nuno not playing him. I think his time is up.
“You look at the relationship he had with Jose Mourinho, it was a fractious one. One minute they were friends and the next minute he wasn’t even playing. I think there is a problem with him off the field as well.”
Ndombele is perhaps best described as someone who can be sensational for a ten-minute period and then fade away.
The Frenchman has been more like a ten-minute player at Spurs and he has been at the club long enough to turn that around.
When a coach of Nuno’s standing, who demands very high discipline, isn’t even giving you a sniff then that perhaps tells you where Ndombele’s problems lie.