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Tottenham beats off late Arsenal interest, completes signing of Clinton N'Jie from Lyon

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Remember how we were being gazumped by Arsenal or something? Noooooope.

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Cameroonian international forward Clinton N'Jie from Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon, pending his clearance to work in the UK. Given N'Jie's successful international career, these should be mostly a matter of paperwork. The announcement came courtesy of Tottenham's official Twitter account.

Terms of the deal were not formally announced by the clubs but the transfer fee was thought to be for £10m with an additional £2m in performance-based add-ons.

N'Jie becomes the fourth Tottenham signing of the summer transfer window behind Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier, and Toby Alderweireld. A pacy inside forward, the 21-year old N'Jie is expected to be competition for Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela as well as a backup for Harry Kane. Some think N'Jie's signing could be an indication that Andros Townsend, who moves another step down the ladder of wing options, might be sold this summer.

In addition to N'Jie, Spurs are still intent on bolstering their ranks and are continuing to work towards signing an out-and-out striker and a central midfielder.

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