Clinton N’Jie could be allowed to move in the opposite direction on loan as Tottenham close in on an £11million deal to sign Georges-Kevin N’Koudou from Marseille.
Sources in France claim Marseille want to replace Spurs-bound N’Koudou with N’Jie, who only moved to the Premier League club for £8.3million from Lyon last summer, although the Daily Telegraph claim neither deal is dependent on the other one.
Tottenham are understood to have agreed a €13million deal (£11million) for winger N’Koudou, with the 21-year-old scheduled to take a medical with the club this week.
The arrival of the France Under-21 international will further increase competition for places on the flanks, which means Spurs are open to the prospect of N’Jie heading out on loan for an initial 12 months.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly willing to listen to offers for Son Hueng-Min and Nacer Chadli this summer, but 22-year-old N’Jie may well head out before either man.
The Cameroon international’s first season with Spurs was disrupted by a medial collateral ligament injury in December and he made just 12 appearances in all competitions.
A loan back to Ligue 1, where he built his reputation with Lyon, could help N’Jie rediscover his best form – rather than spending an extended spell on the substitutes’ bench.
Tottenham’s capture of Vincent Janssen will further limit N’Jie’s opportunities at White Hart Lane.
N’Koudou scored 10 goals for Marseille last season and has also been watched by West Ham United, Manchester United and Liverpool, but it is Spurs who appear to have won the race for his signature.