£9.4m Tottenham speed machine in line for summer exit after three omissions in a row - report
By Richard Parks
Georges-Kevin NKoudou is likely to leave Tottenham during the summer window, according to a report.
Football London claim the Spurs winger, 22, is in line to quit Spurs either permanently or go out on another loan following a temporary spell at Burnley in the second half of this season.
It is said that NKoudou will need to have a sensational pre-season to convince Mauricio Pochettino that he is worthy of inclusion in the Tottenham squad next season.
NKoudou has struggled to make an impact since joining Tottenham for what the BBC Sport site report was a £9.4million fee in the summer of 2016.
The speedy wide man signed for Spurs from Marseille but most of his 23 appearances across all competitions for the Londoners have come as a substitute.
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NKoudou has played just six times for Burnley since his January move and has failed to make the matchday squad for each of the team’s last three matches.
Football Insider verdict:
NKoudou has blown his chance at Burnley of igniting his career in English football after failing to look anywhere near the standard required of a Champions League-calibre player since his move to Tottenham. The former France Under-21 international has struggled to cope with the physical demands and his pace and dribbling ability have not been enough to compensate. Dyche has a habit of turning water into wine with waifs, strays and unwanted players from other clubs, but he has failed to do so with NKoudou. It would have benefitted all parties if the Burnley boss had bben able to lick the speed machine into shape. But there has been no sign of that and not expect NKoudou to return to France at the end of the season. For good.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have been handed a stunning £52million windfall.