Former Arsenal invincible urges Nuno Espirito Santo to rethink key Tottenham transfer decision

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Tottenham’s start to the season couldn’t have gone much better.

The Lillywhites have recorded maximum points from their first three Premier League games thanks to 1-0 wins against Manchester City, Wolves and most recently, Watford.

Furthermore, they have been handed a huge boost as star striker Harry Kane has voiced his desire to stay in N17 following weeks of speculation surrounding his future at the club.

“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success,” the England captain’s social media statement read.

Now, Spurs can focus on completing some last-minute business ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, with transfer chief Fabio Paratici still rumoured to be active both in terms of incoming and outgoings.

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One player that has been consistently linked with an exit this summer is French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who is yet to feature under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Ndombele was signed for a club-record £54million back in the summer of 2019 but struggled for consistent game time under Espirito Santo’s predecessor Jose Mourinho, who often grew frustrated with the 24-year-old’s fitness issues.

However, former Arsenal icon Martin Keown has urged the former Wolves boss to keep hold of Ndombele, especially if Tottenham are unable to bring in another midfielder before the transfer window shuts.

“What you have to look at is Sissoko has just left the football club,” Keown told Stadium Astro, referencing Moussa Sissoko’s £3million move to Watford, which was completed at the end of last week.

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“Do you really want to empty out another midfield player?

“Ndombele, I thought actually in the second half of Mourinho’s tenure, he was given a decent role and he took over from Dele Alli playing advanced in the midfield.

“He was actually starting to look the part, but he has never quite taken the eye of the Spurs fans. But maybe Nuno will feel he wants to keep him? We will have to wait and see on that one.

“Maybe that’s what has happened with Ndombele, he feels that the manager just doesn’t want him there – I would like to think he would be given another opportunity if he doesn’t find that move.”

Source by Football London

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