Tottenham Hotspur look to be on the verge of making their third signing of the summer. The Evening Standard and Sky Sports are both reporting that Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will arrive in London today to have a medical at Spurs’ training center ahead of a transfer to the North London club.
Both reports are claiming the transfer fee is £10.8m for Marseille U21 winger, who tallied 13 goals and 8 assists in all competitions for OM last season. N’Koudou represents a different sort of player than what Spurs employed last season: a more traditional wide midfielder, the French-Cameroonian is comfortable with the ball at his feet and uses his pace and dribbling ability to get around defenders.
N’Koudou would join midfielder Victor Wanyama and forward Vincent Janssen as newcomers in this summer’s transfer window.
Meanwhile, the on-again-off-again saga of Clinton N’Jie continues to evolve. The Standard is also reporting today that Tottenham forward N’Jie may be in France ahead of a loan move to Marseille.
The Standard’s Simon Johnson suggests that Clinton met with the Spurs coaching staff and that a temporary move back to Ligue 1 might be good for him if he’s seeking consistent first team football.
N’Jie is believed to have met with head coach Mauricio Pochettino over his role in the squad yesterday and was warned competition for places will be tougher.
Although the Cameroon international was thought to be confident he could prove himself at Tottenham, sustained interest from Marseille is believed to have left him reconsidering his position.
The two deals are thought to be independent of each other, so whatever happens to N’Jie it won’t affect the N’Koudou transfer.
All this, of course, contradicts yesterday’s news that Spurs didn’t want to let him go. In short, we have no idea what’s going on with Clinton right now. All will be made clear in time, but for right now, N’Jie’s future at Tottenham for the upcoming season is decidedly murky.