Friday, 23 September 2016
Vincent Janssen was determined to join Tottenham, he turned down Wolfsburg and PSG, West Ham and others insisting he wanted to join Mauricio Pochettino. It seems he was not the only player with his heart set on a move to Spurs.
Flying winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou spent weeks in a London hotel room to force through his move to Tottenham. There were a lot of red herrings around the transfer with the usual misplaced blame game by the anti-Spurs set with our own supporters.
The problem was always at the Marseille end as anyone who followed the local French press would know. Now N'Koudou's former teammates at Marseille have revealed that he told them he was leaving if the manager was staying. The manager stayed and M'Koudou's agent arranged the Spurs move which Marseille tried to stall to force him to stay. His answer to that it seems was to travel to London and stay there.
In his brief appearance in the League Cup victory against Gillingham, he arguably showed more in 30 minutes than Clinton Njie showed in his time at Spurs. Njie played one cross from the right to lay on a goal and N'Koudou played a very similar ball when we broke from a Gillingham corner.
To me he looks a better prospect with more about his game than simply speed. It will be good to see him against stronger opposition when he is more match fit, perhaps against Liverpool in the next round.