Report: Tottenham line up loan deal as £11m winger closes in on White Hart Lane
By Amir Mir
Tottenham forward Clinton N’Jie is contemplating a loan move to French giants Marseille, who will also have an option to make the move permanent, according to a report.
According to French outlet L’Equipe, the two clubs have agreed the loan deal, putting the ball in N’Jie’s court.
However, the 22-year-old has yet to agree the move. The Cameroon international was keen to stay at White Hart Lane but struggled for game time under manager Mauricio Pochettino, with injuries and form playing a major part in the versatile forward being restricted to just eight games last term.
As reported by the Guardian, Spurs are close to announcing the arrival of winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou as an £11 million signing from Marseille after the youngster passed his medical.
This will open the door for N’Jie to make his move to the south of France as he accepts his game time will now be limited further with the arrival of N’Koudou.
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The Guardian also state that an option to buy N’Jie is on the table for the French club for £5.8 million should he play a certain number of games for them in the up and coming Ligue 1 season.
Meanwhile the Metro are citing reports in France that Arsenal tried to make a shock move for the Spurs player, but those advances were rejected.
The highly-rated attacker revealed earlier this year that he turned down the opportunity to move to the Emirates, before his £8.3 million summer move from Lyon to White Hart Lane.
In other Tottenham transfer news, this England ace is set to be offered a new contract in order to fend away European interest.