With blistering pace and superb technical ability for his age, N'Jie should go some way to easing some of the burden on star striker Harry Kane in Mauricio Pochettino's attack.
Yet now, the Daily Mail have given an insight into the workings of the deal, revealing that chairman Daniel Levy actually asked technical director Franco Baldini for help securing the move.
Baldini has become a much-maligned figure at White Hart Lane, having been the man behind Tottenham's dreadful transfer window two years ago, which saw Spurs sign flops like Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado.
The report states that, whilst Baldini will leave Spurs in a matter of weeks, Levy asked the Italian to help sign N'Jie given his relationship with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
With Baldini only overseeing exits from White Hart Lane until his departure, the move to sign N'Jie is almost certainly his last involvement in any incoming deal for Spurs; and supporters just have to hope that N'Jie proves to be more of a success than Chiriches, Capoue, Paulinho and Soldado.