Spurs star says he doesn't want to play under Jose Mourinho


Tottenham Hotspur could be preparing for a big summer in the transfer market.

It's going to be Jose Mourinho's first pre-season with the club and that means that he's going to be looking to make his mark on the team.

While incoming transfers will obviously be a big focus, it'll also be interesting to see who could be heading for the exit door.

Several players have already been linked with an exit, but one who is grabbing the headlines at the moment is Tanguy Ndombele.

According to Sport Witness, the midfielder has said that he doesn't want to play under Jose Mourinho anymore.

He has been linked with a summer exit after falling out of favour with the Spurs boss, leading to links with both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Ndombele was Spurs’ club-record signing when he arrived from Lyon, the north London club paying £53.8 million to secure his signature.

While featuring regularly under Mauricio Pochettino, he's found things a little bit tougher under Jose Mourinho, leading to speculation over a fallout.

After being an unused substitute against West Ham on Tuesday night, the Tottenham boss insisted that he has not fallen out with the midfielder.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho said: "No. There is nothing. I try to do the best for my team.


"I can't start with 12 or 13 players, sometimes I apologise to the ones I cannot pick."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

It certainly doesn't look good for Tanguy Ndombele at Tottenham Hotspur.

After arriving for such a big fee, the midfielder has really struggled to hit the heights expected from supporters after such a deal.

While he showed signs of promise under Mauricio Pochettino, it just hasn't worked out under Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho is quite particular over the sorts of characters that he wants in his squad, and it seems that he has an issue with the 23-year-old.

I'd be surprised to see Ndombele come back from this and it seems that if there's a chance to offload him in the summer, Spurs will take it.

That's a shame as he's clearly a talented player, but Mourinho isn't happy with him, and it's hard to argue with the man who works with him every day.

Whether they'll be able to sell him this summer, however, remains to be seen.

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