Shaka Hislop has urged Tottenham Hotspur to sell the ‘incredibly talented’ Tanguy Ndombele this summer, as he told ESPN.

The former Premier League goalkeeper added that Ndombele just ‘wasn’t a good fit’ for Spurs and he thinks he can produce the goods if he has a ‘very good man-manager’ by his side.

Ndombele spent the second half of the last campaign out on-loan at French club Lyon – he played 11 games for the club, failing to score and starting only seven matches.

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Tottenham paid Lyon a club-record £54 million for Ndombele back in 2019 when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge (BBC Sport), yet fast forward to the present and the Ligue 1 side don’t want to re-sign the player on a permanent basis after his short loan spell.

That speaks volumes for the 25-year-old and where his career is heading, as Hislop questioned where his next stop could be in his career.

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“Move him on,” said Hislop. “My only concern here is where does he go? I think Ndombele is an incredibly talented footballer. Maybe he just wasn’t a good fit.

“There was a lot of rumours and speculation about his attitude, which I don’t buy into. At the same time, he spent the second half of the season at Lyon and he didn’t really start as many games as I would have thought.

“But I know how good of a player he can be. If I have a manager who can be a very good man-manager, then I would take that chance. I take that chance on the talent and trust that my outstanding man-manager of a head coach to get the best out of Tanguy Ndombele.”

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In 2019, both Spurs and Arsenal fished the French transfer market for some talent and they came out of it with their club-record signings – Ndombele and Nicolas Pepe.

Whilst Tottenham paid just under £60 million for their player, their neighbours forked out over £70 million for Pepe’s talents and it’s fair to say that it hasn’t worked out for either of them.

Both have failed to live up to their transfer fee and hype, as the north London duo will be trying to work out how to get them off their books now.

Mikel Arteta has tried to make things work with his player, including playing him out on the left flank, but he only started five Premier League games last season.

Whilst a certain Antonio Conte, after only a few months at Hotspur Way, shipped Ndombele out on loan, which tells you how he feels about the player.

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