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Report: £11m star returning to Tottenham, as loan club make decision

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Report: £11m star returning to Tottenham, as loan club make decision

French magazine France Football have claimed that Georges-Kevin Nkoudou will return to Tottenham Hotspur this summer as AS Monaco are unwilling to sign the winger permanently.

Monaco opted to take a risk on the Tottenham flop in January, bringing him in on loan until the end of the season. He was used just three times from the bench, before suffering a long-term hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old’s Tottenham spell now looks set to continue, unless he can find a new home this summer. Since joining the north London club in the summer of 2016 for £11million (ESPN), he has managed just 26 appearances.

 

With two years still remaining on the five-year deal he signed in 2016, Spurs will now have to find a new home for the ex-Marseille star. It remains to be seen if he will go out on loan again, or leave the club permanently.

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TBR’s view

One thing is clear, Nkoudou has no chance of breaking into Spurs’ senior side – certainly the competition is far too strong for Nkoudou to even think about playing more than five to 10 times a season.

The likes of Erik Lamela, Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Moura would all be preferred to Nkoudou on the wing. Spurs would rather play wing backs than include Nkoudou.

His injury will also be a concern and Spurs must offload the player for any fee this summer.

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