Former French youth international and Tottenham Hotspur’s left-winger Georges Kévin-N’Koudou is due to join Premier League surprise package Burnley in the coming hours until the end of the season without an option to buy, according to L’Équipe.
N’Koudou was not a man without offers; in accepting Burnley, the former Nantes and Marseille player has turned down opportunities with St Étienne, Malaga, Fiorentina and Real Betis, with OGC Nice having placed the player on their shortlist.
Targeted equally by West Brom, the player believes that his best chance of integrating the Tottenham first team in a considerable way is by learning how to play in the Premier League and also because Sean Dyche played a huge role in convincing N’Koudou to make the move, with a personal phone call doing the trick.
N’Koudou was impressed by Dyche’s record of fostering young talent, evidenced notably by his handling of Danny Ings and Michael Keane.
Is there a future for N’Koudou with Spurs? Club chairman Daniel Levy refused to include an option to buy in this loan agreement, convinced that the player can succeed at the club in the years to come.