Tanguy Ndombele has been an instant hit since making his record-breaking move from Lyon earlier this month – but Tottenham fans won’t get a second look at their French midfielder in the space of two days.
Spurs are about to take to the field for their penultimate pre-season match in the Audi Cup final against Bayern Munich at 7.30pm, but Ndombele will play no part.
But fear not, he isn’t injured and is at the Allianz Arena training with the rest of the squad, but won’t be joining the likes of Christian Eriksen, Heung Min Son and yesterdays match winner Harry Kane on the bench.
That’s because Mauricio Pochettino is slowly integrating Ndombele into his plans and doesn’t want to risk injury, especially after he played the first-half of Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Real Madrid just 24 hours ago.
It means that the next glimpse that Spurs fans get of their record-signing will most likely be in their final friendly of the summer against Inter Milan on Sunday, when Ndombele is likely to play for the first time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.