Tanguy Ndombele has admitted to being unsure about his future with Tottenham Hotspur.
The midfielder is currently on loan at Napoli and is open to staying there.
The 26-year-old joined the Partenopei on a season-long loan last summer. He has not impressed enough for Napoli to buy him permanently.
Tottenham are going through a difficult phase. They dismissed manager Antonio Conte after he blasted the club’s mentality and undermined chairman Daniel Levy.
Sporting director Fabio Paratici has also stepped down after FIFA upgraded his suspension in Italy to a worldwide ban. The uncertainty is impacting Ndombele’s future.
The player is open to staying in Italy, where he is a rotation option for Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti.
Ndombele opened up to So Foot (via Gianluca Di Marzio): “I do not know what my future will be, many fans ask me to return to Tottenham, but the clubs will decide, and Napoli have the option to buy.
“I do not mind being on loan here, but sometimes I see footballers treated more like commodities than people.
The Frenchman explained how he left Tottenham in the summer transfer window as Conte was not relying on him for the season.
“There was no other solution with Tottenham, and I am happy I chose Napoli,” Ndombele added.
“With Conte, there was no choice. I would have liked to demonstrate my value on the pitch, but I was on the edge of the group.
“It was communicated to me from the first day of training with the team.”
Tottenham signed Ndombele from Lyon for £54 million in 2019. He was one of the most promising central midfielders around.
The former Amiens man had superb technique and power. This combination allowed him to glide with the ball effortlessly.
However, he was unable to display his best form in England consistently. He fell out with former boss Jose Mourinho.
Nuno Espirito Santo used him sparingly, and while he showed glimpses of his talent, he was still disappointing.
Ndombele returned to Lyon for the second half of last season on loan. His performances were poor, and they sent him back to Spurs before he joined Napoli.
His future is in limbo, with the Serie A club unwilling to take up their €30m option to buy. He may have to look for another loan destination.