Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reluctant to sell Tanguy Ndombele this summer despite interest from Barcelona, according to the Telegraph.
Last month we relayed a Sky Sports story claiming Barcelona have offered defenders Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo in exchange for Ndombele, who has struggled to settle at Spurs since becoming the club’s record signing last summer.
But the Telegraph is now reporting that Ndombele wants to stay at Tottenham and prove himself despite the opportunity to play with Lionel Messi and Co. at the Nou Camp. It is believed the Frenchman does not want to leave north London with a ‘flop’ label.
The Telegraph’s story also claims Levy is reluctant to let Ndombele leave with the club having spent so much money on him. Whether the chairman’s stance would change if Barcelona made a decent enough offer is unclear.
In any case, the fact Levy, Jose Mourinho – who foolishly defied lockdown restrictions to train with Ndombele – and the player himself all seem keen to make things work is very promising. Ndombele has shown glimpses of brilliance – Tottenham fans will be hoping he can add consistency next term.