Luciano Spalletti hints at Tottenham mistake letting Tanguy Ndombele join Napoli on loan

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has suggested Tottenham made a mistake by taking Ndombele on loan. He believes the midfielder will improve Antonio Conte’s side

In August last year, Tottenham Hotspur loaned Ndombele to Naples. The Azzurri deal also includes an option to buy the 26-year-old after he failed to justify his price tag in north London.Chairman Daniel Levy pays Lyon a club-record payment £54 millionrising to £63 million as early as 2019.

Ndombele still has two years to go £200,000 per week The contract with Tottenham Hotspur signed a six-year contract. However, for the cash Spurs have invested, the seven-cap France star has returned Levy’s investment with just 10 goals and nine assists in 91 appearances in all competitions.

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Napoli don’t think Ndombele is worth the price they paid for option

Napoli have also failed to see Ndombele’s creativity in his loan move. The 5-foot-11 dynamo has just one goal and one assist in 32 games. He has also started just nine of those games, including six in Serie A, and hasn’t played since November.

Given Ndombele’s limited role under Spalletti, Napoli hope that Tottenham will agree to a lower fee for his permanent transfer. market calcium It was recently reported that sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli wants to enter talks with Tottenham as he has serious doubts about the option to pay €30m (£26.5m).

Napoli will decide on Ndombele’s long-term future when his loan expires and are hoping Tottenham agree to a steep discount. However, a return to north London could still see the midfielder playing under Spalletti. Calcio Mercato Web Reports suggest he is on Levy’s radar to succeed Conte.

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Spalletti thinks Ndombele could have helped Tottenham against AC Milan

Spalletti is now also suggesting Tottenham made a mistake after signing Ndombele to Napoli on loan last summer. He believes the Frenchman could have improved Conte’s side against AC Milan in the Champions League as Spurs leave the competition 1-0 in the last 16.

The Azzurri boss watched UEFA games and saw the scope of Tottenham’s efforts, who could have benefited from Ndombele. Although he is not entirely convinced that Napoli have signed a player on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, this player will improve their squad.

‘Ndombele is a strong player,’ Spalletti passes TuttoMercato Network“In the beginning, I didn’t know him very well. There were doubts [about] Why Tottenham let him go.

“From what I’ve seen, watching Milan play Tottenham, as far as I know, I’ll see him in there. He’s someone I’d love to bring up and he’s a really lovely boy too.

“Physically strong, in modern football physical strength is important. He has power, engine, technique [and] Flashing, he saw where the hole was. I like him, as they say in Tuscany. “

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