Glenn Hoddle has urged Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho to keep faith in Liverpool-linked Tanguy Ndombele.
Spurs paid a club-record £65million fee to bring Ndombele to north London from Lyon last summer.
But the Frenchman has struggled in his first season in the Premier League, scoring two goals in 27 appearances.
His commitment has been called into question on a number of occasions and Mourinho publicly criticised Ndombele’s fitness after a 1-1 draw with Burnley in March.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in the former Lyon star, but Hoddle thinks his old club would regret selling a player who has the potential to be “sensational”.
The Spurs legend told Premier League Productions: “Ndombele I think there’s a player in there, he’s [Mourinho] got to find that.
“Whether he’s gone too far with that lad and they won’t get him back as a player, I don’t know, but I truly believe there’s a player in there waiting to come out. If he moved on, I think he would be sensational somewhere.”