Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Lyon forward Clinton N’Jie.
According to recent reports in The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur have identified Lyon’s Clinton N’Jie as a summer target and have already opened talks with the attacker over a move to White Hart Lane.
Predominantly a striker, the 21-year-old is also capable of playing off a centre-forward in a wider role and seemingly fits in well with the system boss Mauricio Pochettino has in place.
As per the aforementioned report, owner Daniel Levy has already contacted the talented attacker and The Sun’s sources claim N’Jie is keen on a move to North London.
Should he become a Spurs player this summer, he will likely be in direct competition with the attacking trio behind the club’s number one centre forward and last season’s top scorer Harry Kane.
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As per the table above, when comparing N’Jie with established first-teamer Nacer Chadli, the Lyon star comes out favourably in three key attacking categories.
Spurs’ Belgian star Chadli outscored the Cameroon international last season, yet N’Jie was arguably more creative and provided seven assists in just 15 French top-flight starts.
Moreover, N’jie averaged an impressive 1.6 shots and 1.3 successful take-ons per league encounter, illustrating the confidence he has in his own ability despite his young age.
Tottenham, despite being an established top six Premier League side in recent years, struggle to attract Europe’s best players in their prime due to the heavy competition around them.
Their best bet is to sign Europe’s best young talent, develop them accordingly and then follow the examples of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric by selling them on for huge profits when the time us right.
N'Jie's strengths are his dribbling, ability to shoot from long range and his creativity in the final third, attributes which could see him become a big hit at White Hart Lane.