Napoli are interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele this month, according to reports in Italy.
Ndombele was jeered by sections of the home crowd when he walked off the pitch slowly after being substituted when Spurs were trailing against Morecambe in the FA Cup last weekend.
The Frenchman was then left out of the squad by Antonio Conte for Wednesday’s EFL Cup second leg defeat to Chelsea, leading to further speculation about his future.
And now, Italian outlet Calcio Mercato is reporting that Napoli are ‘working hard’ to sign Ndombele this month, though it’s unclear whether they want him permanently or just on loan.
The report claims Ndombele is ready to ‘say goodbye’ to Tottenham, who he joined for a record fee in the summer of 2019 – he has failed to live up to his price and looks destined to leave soon.
While Spurs won’t miss the 25-year-old too much (because he barely plays anyway), he remains one of the most creative midfielders in the squad, so the Londoners will need a replacement.