Tottenham sweat over N'Jie's fitness, Eriksen expected to return

The summer signing is yet to feature for Mauricio Pochettino's team this season.

Spurs fans may have to wait a little while longer to witness the debut of flying winger Clinton N’Jie.

The former Lyon man arrived three weeks ago but has yet to feature for Spurs after picking up an injury in pre-season with the French club.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino addressed the fitness of his new arrival before last weekend’s Everton clash, saying: “I think it’s difficult, because he was injured in pre-season with Lyon and it’s true that his fitness levels are not yet [right]… I think it’s a big risk if he starts [this weekend],” as quoted by the Ham & High.

The London Evening Standard now report that the Cameroonian – who pulled out of his national team squad yesterday – is still a doubt for Spurs’ trip to the Stadium of Light on September 13th , as he continues to rebuild his fitness.

On a more positive front, the report claims that Spurs are confident Christian Eriksen will be back in time for the Sunderland game, after sitting out the last two fixtures with a knee injury.

The Spurs hierarchy have been criticised for their failure to recruit an out-and-out striker, but the return of Eriksen and Alex Pritchard to full fitness, combined with the introduction of Heung-Min Son and Clinton N’jie, will add an impressive array of firepower to Pochettino's team and will render the failure of a prolonged Saido Berahino pursuit a lot more palatable. 

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