Tottenham Hotspur have today loaned out Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to their Premier League rivals Burnley, according to a report.
The BBC report that the 22-year-old has relocated to Turf Moor until the end of the season, and could be selected by Sean Dyche as early as this weekend.
The move will be seen as a surprise by fans, with Burnley just two places behind Tottenham in the Premier League.
N’Koudou, who cost Spurs £9.4million over the Summer of 2016, has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Wembley, so will look to secure more match action to continue his development.
The French national has played six times for Pochettino this season, including an appearance in the FA Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Burnley will now focus on their already impressive League position, having been eliminated from all cup competition’s – meaning N’Koudou is available for all of the Clarets remaining matches.
Football Insider verdict:
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is a godsend for the over-achieving Burnley, who currently sit seventh in the League. His energy and pace will be a great option for Sean Dyche, and his eagerness to impress will only serve him well. The 22-year-old has vast experience in the French Ligue 1, racking up over 60 appearances, enough to impress Tottenham to shell out the best part of £10m for him. Earning that kind of match quantity at Turf Moor is paramount to him progressing in his career. This is a move that suits all parties, as Nkoudou will want to be playing as much as possible before the World Cup.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Pochettino is eyeing a move that would bring two Barcelona stars to Wembley on loan deals.