By Amir Mir
Tottenham forward Clinton N’Jie is wanted on loan by French club Lyon, despite Marseille edging closer to a season-long loan deal with the youngster.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that they are interested in bringing N’Jie back to the club, a year after he left for Spurs in a deal worth £14 million.
The club’s president claimed that N’Jie’s preference is to move back to Lyon, but understands that the London club would prefer to loan him to Marseille instead.
“We were interested in N’Jie,” said Lyon’s president as quoted by the Evening Standard, citing FootMercato.
“I think my friend [Daniel] Levy, the president of Tottenham, had more desire to loan him to Marseille, but I think that N’Jie would rather come back to Lyon because he knows what maybe awaits him in Marseille.
“We saw last season that he’s a sensitive guy – it’s difficult to arrive at a club that you don’t know.”
N’Jie, 22, has made 14 appearances but failed to score a single goal for the north London club after being used predominantly in a wide role.
Pochettino has added another forward to his side this summer in the shape of Holland international Vincent Janssen, and N’Jie has found himself further down the pecking order at the club.
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