Tanguy Ndombele trains ONLY as manager Antonio Conte and the club separate the Frenchman from Tottenham’s first-team training, with a move in January now in search of the fallen midfielder
- Tanguy Ndombele trains alone away from his Tottenham teammates
- Frenchman was dropped from Spurs’ Carabao Cup semi-final squad against Chelsea
- The 25-year-old looks set to leave the north London club with Napoli interested
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is training alone after being separated from his first-team duties, according to Football London.
Ndombele was not part of the Spurs squad that faced Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.
The Frenchman’s absence comes after he frustrated supporters after he slowly walked off the field on Sunday as his team trailed 1-0 against League One Morecambe in their FA Cup third round tie.
Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele was booed in his side 3-1 win over Morecambe in the FA Cup
The Frenchman walked slowly off the field on Sunday and straight into the Tottenham tunnel
It’s clear that the 25-year-old is only training with a move in January likely
Ndombele watched him slow down further as he was substituted, as fans booed the midfielder. After leaving the field, he drifted through the tunnel before rejoining the bench for the final stage of the match.
It has been revealed that the 25-year-old has been forced to train alone and away from his teammates. He has joined the rest of the squad, but has not been involved in exercises and ball work.
The decision has reportedly been made by both manager Conte and the club, and the player is now expected to leave before the end of the January transfer window.
After his absence on Wednesday, Conte said: “It was a technical decision, but before I make the decision, I will not make a decision if I do not consult the club. There’s the club line and I have to follow the club line.’
The Spurs boss was asked if Ndombele’s time at Tottenham had come to an end, but the manager promised not to answer.
“At the moment Tanguy Ndombele is a Tottenham player. For this reason you have to think of him as a Tottenham player,” was all he wanted to say.
Ndombele is keen to leave Spurs, but the club will only let the player leave if he receives appropriate compensation.
He is eager to play in Europe’s elite and after signing with Lyon for around £60million, it will likely be difficult to find suitors.
Italian giants Napoli are interested in securing his services, but it remains unclear whether Ndombele is keen on a move to Serie A.
Manager Antonio Conte and the club came to the decision to force Ndombele to train alone
The player would like to leave, but will only leave if the club receives a suitable offer
After 91 appearances since his arrival in the summer of 2019, Ndombele has scored 10 goals and contributed nine assists.
“I’ve seen a lot of managers struggle with his position,” Conte told football.london.
“Tanguy definitely has the quality, but at the same time he has to understand that there is a team and he has to play in the team. It means it’s important to keep order and do what the job asks of you.
“We work very hard with Tanguy – he has to work a lot more than the others because he has some talent, but he has to put this talent in the team, for the best of the team, not for the only player.”