Report: Levy gave outgoing Baldini key role in completing Clinton N'Jie deal

Daniel Levy

Franco Baldini was reportedly called upon to seal Tottenham's move for Clinton N'Jie.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy asked technical director Franco Baldini to help seal a move for Clinton N'Jie - despite the Italian's imminent exit.

Spurs are set to tie up a move for the Cameroon international according to the Daily Mail, with the 21-year-old Lyon star costing Tottenham around £10m.

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.

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