Tottenham Hotspur recorded a huge win at the weekend.
Spurs had been in pretty poor form under manager Jose Mourinho, losing to Sheffield United, squeezing past Everton, and then drawing with AFC Bournemouth in a game in which they did not manage a shot on target.
However, in a clash with their bitter north London rivals, Arsenal, on Sunday, Spurs got back to winning ways.
Goals from Son Heung-Min and Toby Alderweireld meant that Mourinho’s side took all three points.
Among the celebrations, however, as Spurs leapfrogged the Gunners into eighth in the table, is an intriguing sub-plot.
Midfielder Tanguy Ndombele did not start the game and was instead named on the bench, though he was not used by his manager throughout the game.
Instead, Oliver Skipp, the 19-year-old, came off the bench, and it suggests that the France international may not quite be trusted by the Portuguese.
He has played just 64 minutes of football since the restart and it appears that suitors are lining up to take him away from north London.
Indeed, Le10Sport reports that Bayern Munich have expressed an interest in signing Spurs’ club-record signing.
The piece states that they would like to do a loan deal, if they could, as they have done for both James Rodriguez and Philippe Coutinho in recent years.
Spurs, though, would like to recoup the fee that they paid out for the midfielder, spending £53.8 million on his signature last summer.
GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…
It feels like a distraction to be talking about Ndombele after a derby win, particularly one in which Spurs had to put in a gutsy, backs-against-the-wall performance.
But it does deserve conversation, because of just how talented he is.
There is a very clear reason why Spurs paid the fee that they paid for him – Ndombele can unlock defences and has a swaggering, languid dribbling style that makes him remarkably fun to watch.
However, he simply cannot get a game under the management of Mourinho and Bayern would be an intriguing move for him.
A move to the German giants would likely see him given guaranteed football in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
It remains to be seen if they will be able to agree a deal but this would be an ideal move for the midfielder.
Whether the same can be said for Spurs is certainly up for debate.
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