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‘Incredible’ – Manager receives criticism for not using one Spurs star sooner

In an opinion piece for Messaggero Veneto, journalist Pietro Oleotto praised Destiny Udogie for his impressive display against England and questioned why Roberto Mancini did not call the left-back up to the Italy squad sooner.

Those who have been closely following Udogie’s development, according to Oleotto, were not surprised by how the Spurs star performed in his debut start for the Azzurri at Wembley.

He adds that ‘it is astonishing’ that his predecessor, Mancini, did not call him up to the team on a single occasion during the last couple of years, saying that the 20-year-old was completely deserving of a spot in Luciano Spalletti’s side.

Udogie gamble has paid off for Tottenham Hotspur

The journalist adds that the Spurs star is ‘terribly missed’ at Udinese, who have failed to replace him ‘adequately’,

He continued by saying that Jordan Zemura, his replacement, is not ‘tactically’ at the same level.Oleotto also praises Tottenham for signing Udogie, implying that the North London club made a wise investment in the teenager after realizing his potential.

Although Udogie’s natural brilliance is obvious to all, what stands out about the young man is his confidence and way of thinking.

He doesn’t seem to be phased by anything, and he exudes an air of confidence that makes it seem as though he knows he is superior to the opponents he faces.


‘That money arrived’ – Club chief speaks about summer transfer deal with Spurs

Galatasaray’s deputy chairman Erden Timur has revealed that the Turkish giants had to wait until they got through the Champions League qualifying rounds before swooping for Tottenham duo, Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele.

Sanchez and Ndombele could not be sold by Tottenham before the September 2 European transfer deadline, but because Turkish teams had two more weeks to acquire players, both players eventually signed for Galatasaray.

While Sanchez paid €9.5 million (£8.1 million) to join Istanbul, the Frenchman committed to the team on a season-long loan with a €15 million (£12.8 million) buyout clause.

Ndombele, who has yet to make a single start this season, cannot say the same as the Colombian, who has had a good start to life at the Turkish club and has already established himself as a mainstay in the backline (Transfermarkt).

Okan Buruk, the manager of Galatasaray, even acknowledged two weeks ago that the Tottenham player on loan is “not in the best shape” and is still gaining strength (Yenicag Gazetesi via Sport Witness).

Spurs exits were all thanks to Champions League cash

Timur has now opened up on the double deal with Spurs, admitting that the club would not have had the finances for the operation if they had failed to qualify for the Champions League.

He stated to Fanatik that “we had to qualify for the Champions League in order to raise (our budget). The gamers had to wait till that cash showed up.

“We would not have been able to complete the signings of Davinson Sanchez and Ndombele if we had not qualified for the Champions League.”

Sanchez was a huge win for Galatasaray because, despite his recent troubles at Spurs, the Colombian is unquestionably talented enough to compete in one of the top five leagues. Since there is less danger associated with the Ndombele agreement, it is also advantageous for the Turkish club.

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