Report: Tottenham linked Clinton N'Jie could demand transfer unless he receives huge wage increase

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Lyon striker Clinton N'Jie reportedly is demanding a new contract to stay with the French club.

According to Foot Mercato, Lyon forward Clinton N'Jie is ready to force a transfer to Tottenham - unless he receives a huge wage rise.

N'Jie, 21, has come up through the ranks with Lyon, and alongside the likes of Samuel Umtiti, Corentin Tolisso, Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette, the striker is part of a home-grown nucleus at the Stade Gerland under Hubert Fournier.

However, speculation surrounds his future. Le Parisien report that Lyon have rejected an offer from Spurs for the Cameroon international, and will demand a €20m (£14m) fee in order to sell him this summer.

Now, Foot Mercato report that N'Jie is unhappy with his contract situation, and he wants parity with teammate Tolisso, who earns six times as much as N'Jie.

The report states that unless Lyon give him a huge new contract, N'Jie could demand a transfer to Tottenham, putting Lyon in a difficult situation.

N'Jie - what Tottenham need?

Manager Mauricio Pochettino desperately needs attacking reinforcements, and many supporters want to see Spurs sign a pacey forward who can play out wide and up front - meaning N'Jie fits the bill.

The 21-year-old hit seven goals last season and has notched six goals in 11 games for the Cameroon national team, showing flashes of his goalscoring ability for both club and country.

With outstanding speed and versatility to play across the front line, N'Jie could be the man Tottenham are looking for - and his potential should be appealing to Pochettino, whose track record with young players has been exceptional so far.

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