Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is expected to turn down interest shown in him by Nottingham Forest, according to French news outlet RMC Sport.
Ndombele became Tottenham’s club record signing when he arrived in North London from Lyon for £63million in the summer of 2019, with the midfielder putting pen to paper on a six-year contract while Mauricio Pochettino was still in charge (Sky Sports).
New Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou appeared to give the whole squad a clean slate when he took over from Antonio Conte with Ndombele included in his tour party for their pre-season preparations in Asia-Pacific, but failed to feature in any of the friendly fixtures and also overlooked for the opening two Premier League outings of the new campaign.
Tanguy Ndombele not interested in Nottingham Forest
The Sun reported earlier this month that Ndombele has not impressed the new backroom set-up with his time-keeping and attitude which has left Spurs looking to offload him on a permanent basis before the summer transfer window closes.
Ndombele has already snubbed interest from Fenerbahce and is now expected to do the same with Steve Cooper’s Forest, who were prepared to take him on loan with a mandatory purchase obligation included in the deal.
Instead, the French international has not ruled out remaining at Tottenham beyond the closure of the current window.
The sooner Tottenham can get Ndombele off their wage bill, the better. It seems unlikely that any other club would be prepared to take on his hefty £200,000-a-week salary when he has done little to prove that he’s worth anywhere near that.