EXCLUSIVE | By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham are close to signing Clinton N’jie after agreeing personal terms with the Lyon winger, Football Insider sources understand.
Spurs and N’jie’s representatives have finalised the details of a five-year contract with a basic salary of £45,000-a-week.
The Londoners have yet to reach agreement with Lyon on a fee for the 21-year-old but are hopeful of doing so within days following fresh talks on Monday.
Spurs have offered £10million for N’jie after their opening bid of £7million was rejected by the French club.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed in the aftermath of his team’s opening-day 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester United that he was hopeful several new players would be joining before the transfer window closed.
N’jie has emerged as a major target due to his pace and ability to play in any of the three positions behind the centre-forward. He has scored eight goals in 43 appearances for Lyon in the French top division and has won eight caps for Cameroon, netting three times.
In addition to N’jie, Tottenham are also working on deals to sign strikers Saido Berahino and Javier Hernandez, from West Brom and Manchester United.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino wants a pacy front man to play alongside Harry Kane, or as a lone spearhead when the England international is absent.
Spurs have set aside £25million to sign both Berahino and Hernandez as they prepare to sell misfit duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.