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Report: Georges-Kévin N’koudou To Sign With Tottenham

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou signs with Tottenham Hotspur on a 5-year-contract. A fee of £10.9m parting him from Olympique de Marseille.

According to reports from Sky SportsFrance under-21 international, Georges-Kévin N’koudou has signed with Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year-contract. A fee of £11m has been mooted for his transfer from Olympique de Marseille. Out of favor Spurs player Clinton N’Jie will also go to Marseille on loan for this season. Marseille will have an option to buy N’Jie at the end of the season.

This transfer deal has been rumored for months, and there have been numerous on-again/off-again reports. French newspaper L’Equipe confirms the Sky report and indicates the deal will soon be officially finalized. Nkoudou is in

Georges-Kévin N’koudou To Sign With Tottenham

Career So Far

A promising young winger, he has represented his country 12 times at youth level. The future looks bright with the national team, as they play a formation suitable to a winger such. However, he’ll have to displace Kingsley Coman, a similar player in many respects, to make his international debut.

His senior career includes time spent at Nantes and Marseille, before moving to the North London outfit. In these three seasons, he has notched seven goals in 61 Ligue Un appearances. Whilst this record appears less than convincing, at just 21 he has plenty of time to add to this goal tally.

What Will He Bring

In terms of playing style, Nkoudou is vibrant and exciting  on the ball. His explosive pace coupled with delicate dribbling is a force to be reckoned with. This fits in well with the Tottenham attacking philosophy and should give Spurs some depth on the wings.

Champions League football does require a depth of quality in the squad. The signing of Nkoudou provides quality and therefore will play a vital role in the squad. Arguably, he is unlikely to start the majority of matches, but when injury strikes or form drops, he’ll be able to prove himself. Some of the Tottenham wide players are yet to prove themselves, such as Nacer Chadli and Clinton N’Jie, which provides an excellent opportunity for him to shine. It may even push his fellow team-mates harder, bringing out their best in order to compete for the starting position.


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