This is why two Tottenham transfer deals have been held up - Sky
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Clinton N’Jie is still expected to join Marseille on a season-long loan despite picking up a calf injury, according to a report.
The Mirror claimed on Sunday that N’Jie will leave Spurs initially on loan to Marseille with a view to a £7million permanent move that will be triggered by a number of easily-achievable milestones.
Sky Sports reported on their website on Monday evening that the 22-year-old completed a medical with the Ligue 1 club over the weekend but is currently waiting on the renewal of his working visa in France.
The delay has had the knock-on effect of also holding up the £10.8million move of young Marseille winger George Kevin N’Koudou to White Hart Lane, which Sky say has all been agreed.
N’Koudou has already agreed terms with Tottenham as well as undertaken a medical with the club.
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N’Jie’s absence from the club’s pre-season tour of Australia was down to a knock, which is understood to be a slight calf muscle problem that will sideline him for about 10 days but not affect his potential move.
The Cameroon international still has four-years left on his Spurs contract, but it looks like his time at Spurs is coming to a premature end.
The 22-year-old joined the White Hart Lane club last summer in a deal worth £14million, but has struggled to break into the Premier League side after suffering injuries and mixed form.
He has made 14 appearances but failed to score a single goal for Spurs after predominantly being used in a wide role.
Mauricio Pochettino has added another forward to his side this summer in the shape of Holland international Vincent Janssen, and N’Jie had found himself further down the pecking order at the club.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Pochettino will listen to offers for seven senior players in the final weeks of the summer window.