The Tottenham boss commented on what he feels the former Lyon forward will bring the North Londoners.
Mauricio Pochettino was on Thursday discussing Tottenham's attacking options ahead of their trip to Leicester City on Saturday in the Premier League, and though he is quoted by the Mirror as admitting there needs to be attacking additions before the end of the window, the Argentine did indicate that new signing Clinton N'Jie could be set to make his debut.
The 22-year-old signing from Lyon was paraded to the home fans on his birthday ahead of the draw with Stoke City last weekend, and how Pochettino must have wished the Cameroon international would have been on the bench, as Harry Kane took a knock and came off at 2-0, only for the Potters to fight back and earn a 2-2 draw.
The Spurs boss explained that N'Jie was in good shape, and may well be involved in the match day squad for the match against Claudio Ranieri's high-flyers. What was particularly interesting to hear was Pochettino's thoughts on what the new signing would add to his Spurs squad, with pace, direct attacking threat and flexibility prominent in his thinking.
“He is a very good player," the former Southampton manager is quoted as saying by the Mirror. "We have to wait to see if he can stay in the squad for the game.
“He is fast, technical, his condition is high. Last season in Lyon, he scored and gave the assists.
“He is very direct player, and he is brave. He can play in different positions, you know my system is always one where the players can change, move and we are flexible.”
With the limited options Pochettino has available to him up front, it would be a big surprise if N'Jie isn't at least on the bench at the King Power stadium. Depending on the way the game turns out, the forward could well be given a few minutes late on, or the chance to use his pace earlier on if Spurs are chasing the game.