Jean-Michel Aulas praises Levy, claims Tottenham are close to signing Clinton N'Jie

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claims that Tottenham are close to signing Clinton N'Jie.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has told RMC Sport that Tottenham are closing in on an agreement to sign forward Clinton N'Jie.

Spurs have brought in three new defenders this summer, but it now seems that Mauricio Pochettino is closing in on a deal to add some more firepower to his ranks in N'Jie.

The Cameroon international, 21, struck eight goals in all competitions for Lyon last season, and he also has a superb record for Cameroon, with six goals in 11 games.

Now, the pacey forward looks set to join Tottenham, after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told RMC Sport that Spurs are insistent on signing N'Jie - and whilst he thanked Daniel Levy for the simple negotiations, he also added that a deal may not go through until Lyon sign Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Roma.

"I had Daniel Levy, on the phone many times," said Aulas. "Levy insists on signing Clinton. We are close to an agreement. But we want to finalize other deals before [selling N'Jie], including the very important investment we are doing with Roma. Much has progressed.

"I thank Daniel Levy for making ​​an offer that is respectable. Things can change from one moment to the next. I expect also a call from the United States, where he is currently, to try to move forward," he added.

N'Jie is known for his blistering pace, but he also has impressive dribbling and close control, and could be a versatile attacking option for Spurs.

With the ability to play either up front alongside Harry Kane or out wide, N'Jie may prove to be a real weapon for Pochettino - if Spurs can get the deal over the line, with Lyon seemingly waiting for their own deals to go through before selling one of their prized youngsters.

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