By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham have agreed a fee of £10.8million with Marseille for Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, according to a report.
The Guardian have claimed that the France Under-21 winger is set to travel to London and undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.
It is said that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochetino spoke to N’Koudou personally on the phone last week and that the 21-year-old will sign a five-year contract with the club.
N’Koudou is set to become Tottenham’s third signing of the summer after they completed the purchases of striker Vincent Janssen for £18.8million and Victor Wanyama for £12million..
It is also believed that Marseille are keen to take Cameroon forward Clinton N’Jie on loan from Tottenham, although he is not understood to be part of the N’Koudou deal.
The 21-year-old joined Marseille from Nantes during last summer and the winger proved to be one of the signings of the Ligue 1 campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing 5 assists in 41 matches in all competitions.
N’Koudou’s exploits were all the more impressive due to the fact that he was playing for a struggling Marseille side.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for an attacking midfielder and is keen on recruiting a young player for the position with the potential to improve.
The Londoners have been strongly linked in recent days with Georginio Wijnaldum but it has been reported that Newcastle are holding out for at least £25million for the Dutchman.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have joined the £15million race to sign West Ham wonderkid Reece Oxford.