Tottenham Hotspur are believed to have made a breakthrough in their summer-long attempts to land Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, with Sky Sports stating that a deal with Marseille has been resurrected.
The 21-year-old impressed last season in his first campaign at the Stade Velodrome, featuring in 28 Ligue 1 games and scoring five goals in the process.
N’Koudou will add to Mauricio Pochettino’s options in the final third, with the Versailles-born attacker able to play on both flanks.
With the Marseille winger ready to sign a five-year deal with the North London club, Clinton N’jie is set to go the other way.
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The Cameroon international arrived from Lyon last summer but suffered a campaign of debilitating injuries and limited opportunities to play.
Sending N’jie on loan to the French south coast club could well be a masterstroke as it will offer the African the chance to play more regularly than he would at White Hart Lane.
Spurs have already signed Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama this summer, but Pochettino has revealed that he would like a number of new faces in his squad by the time the transfer window closes at the end of August.
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“I am very happy [with Tottenham’s transfer activity this summer]. I know this is difficult in this crazy business that today is football,” Sky Sports quote the Argentine as saying.
“We have our philosophy and we follow our way and I think that makes us different to the other clubs.
“We try [to bring more players in]. We hope to sign one, two or three players – or maybe no one. It depends on many things that will happen. We will try to find some players to sign.”