By Tom Blackburn
Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has dropped a big hint that he will be joining Tottenham imminently.
Sky Sports claimed on their website on Tuesday that Tottenham were close to completing the protracted swap deal involving N’Koudou and Spurs attacker Clinton N’Jie.
The Marseille man, dropped a thinly-veiled hint that the deal was soon to be announced as he posted an image with the words of the Spurs motto “to dare is to do” on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night.
— GK NKoudou ⚡️ (@gknkoudou) August 30, 2016
The Twitter post could suggest that the long-running saga will be finalised before the closure of the transfer window on Wednesday at 11pm.
Sky Sports report that a swap deal between Tottenham and Marseille has been agreed but was stalling because of the N’Jie loan problems.
Cameroon manager Hugo Broos has suggested that the 23-year-old Spurs attacker would rather join his former club Lyon, where he spent three years before moving to Tottenham last summer.
The claim comes as N’Jie is set to join Marseille on a season-long loan, with N’Koudou heading the other way.
“Njie telephoned me last week to tell me about his transfer problems. He wants to go to Lyon but Tottenham want him to go to Marseille,” Broos told Cameroon football website CAMFOOT.
“First, he asked if it was possible to arrive (to the Cameroon campt) this Wednesday, but I refused. Then he said he will be there on Sunday or Monday. But Sunday, he again called me to tell me that there are new problems and it would keep him.
“Since that day there I have no more news Njie. I do not know what will happen but I am waiting to hear from him.”
N’Koudou, has been a Marseille player for just one season, but since joining from Nantes the winger emerged as one of the signings of the season, scoring 10 goals and providing 5 assists in 41 matches in all competitions.
Marseille struggled in Ligue 1, which made his exploits all the more impressive.
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