The Lyon winger is expected to be announced as a Spurs player today.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of the qualities of Clinton N’Jie but stopped short of confirming a deal was done.
Speaking to the Ham & High yesterday, the Spurs boss said:
“He is another player [who has been mentioned] in the papers… If you ask me if I know N’Jie? Yes, I know N’Jie. He is a player who can play in different positions. He is very fast, he is a very good player.”
When asked if Spurs need more pace in attack, the Argentine replied ‘Maybe, yes’ and asked where he thought N’Jie’s true position is, responded ‘I see he can play different positions’.
N’Jie is set to complete his move to Spurs today and left a goodbye message to Lyon on his Instagram page yesterday.
The pacey Cameroonian will likely be deployed more as a winger than a central striker given Harry Kane’s role as first-choice frontman, suggesting further attacking reinforcements will be brought in.
N’Jie can play on either wing and will provide much needed competition for the sometimes complacent Nacer Chadli, while providing yet another option on a right flank that currently boasts Erik Lamela, Andros Townsend and Moussa Dembele – none of whom have made the position their own.
Spurs fans will be disappointed that a deal has most likely come too late for the 22-year old to be involved in tomorrow’s tricky encounter with Stoke, but will be excited to finally have a frontman capable of threatening teams in behind after what seems like an eternity without one.