Done and dusted! Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s three year stint in London has come to a close. Today, Tottenham Hotspur officially announced the sale of the French winger to Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas on a permanent transfer.
Just look at him, he looks so happy! And... is making big giant scary bear hands!
Spurs did not specify the transfer fee but prior reports suggested the fee itself was around €5m, but with a sell-on clause that could be as high as 50%. That means that if Nkoudou does resurrect his career in Turkey, Spurs are set for a secondary windfall if Besiktas sells him elsewhere down the road.
It just never worked out for GK. He was signed to be the young, speedy winger with dribbly skills and a direct attack, a player with high upside that Mauricio Pochettino really wanted. But apart from a few flashes here and there he never really showed his promise. Now he gets a new opportunity in Turkey. Hopefully he’s able to grab the bull by the horns here.
Good luck, GK! We’ll always have Fulham.