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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Nantes want N'Koudou


N'Koudouhas yet to make his mark at Spurs

There seem to be many people, especially journalists for our national newspapers, that don't realise why a player is bought and that to play the way Mauricio Pochettino wants a player to play takes time to learn.

Speculation has started that Georges-Kevin N'Koudou will return to France in the summer because he has flopped at Spurs. He wasn't bought as the finished article, he was bought to develop and become a better player than when he arrived.

The 21-year-old (22 in a few days) was bought with the future in mind from Marseille and given he has to adapt to the English game and more specifically the Pochettino system, it is no surprise to me that he has hardly figured, I didn't expect him to.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Lique 1 side Nantes would like to take N'Koudou back to where it all began for him, he made 40 appearances for them before his £1.28 million (€1.5m - AUS$2.1m - US$1.6m) move in June 2015.

He cost Spurs £9.35 million (€10.95m - AUS$15.34m - US$11.7m) on the final day of the transfer window after he had been stuck in a London hotel for a month waiting for Marseille to allow the move amid their financial difficulties and club sale.

Time and time again we hear about players who have struggled at clubs when they have missed pre-season training so judging him is difficult. It is something Pochettino will have to do though by the end of the season.

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1 comment:

  1. He shows obvious promise. I feel inclined to keep him for another season at least.

    Let's see what Poch decides. He's a much better judge of these things.




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