Burnley Take Tottenham on Six Month Loan Deal


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Burnley completed the signing of Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou on loan until the end of the season, reports the Evening Standard.

The 22-year-old joined the Lilywhites during the 2016 summer transfer window in a £10m deal from Marseille. Since then, he has been a bit-part player for the north London club.

Despite this, the loan deal does not include a permanent at the end of the six months. It’s a vote of confidence in N’Koudou who has yet to impress during his time at the club. This season, he has one minute of Premier League match time this season although he has featured in the Champions League, scoring in the 3 – 0 victory over APOEL.

With Erik Lamela returning to full fitness, N’Koudou’s chances of first-team football greatly reduced. With Tottenham restricted to just 21 players in their Champions League squad as punishment for not meeting the quotas on homegrown players, N’Koudou is the fall guy as Argentine Lamela is added to the ‘A’ List.

Sean Dyche is keen to add depth to his squad having lost Robbie Brady to injury and N’Koudou may feature in the Lancastrians visit to Crystal Palace this weekend.

Kieran Trippier ‘sold’ Burnley to N’Koudou, telling the French youngster “good things about this club, about the players and everything about Burnley.”