Are Tottenham Hotspur signing the new Dimitri Payet in Georges-Kevin Nkoudou?

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Can Tottenham's next addition Georges-Kevin Nkoudou emulate his former Marseille teammate?

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Tottenham are on the verge of signing Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, report French website La Phoceen, which claims he is flying in for a medical.

In the Premier League he will go up against the man he replaced at Marseille last summer, Dimitri Payet.

Nkoudou was bought for just £1 million from Nantes, and was described by the outgoing Payet in Le10Sport as 'very strong for his age'.

The 21-year-old had a successful season, increasing his price tag dramatically, and scoring 10 goals in 41 games for the French side in all competitions.

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When Payet turns 30 next March, Nkoudou will be 22, and it will be Tottenham as opposed to West Ham who will be convinced they have a stronger long-term option, especially with Payet attracting significant interest from European clubs.

Nkoudou has to earn the right to be considered in the same category as Payet with his Premier League performances, but his displays for Marseille are not far off.

His 10 goals for the club in his debut season better both campaigns Payet had at the Velodrome, where he struck eight goals in 2014/15, and seven in 2013/14.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the matchFrance's Dimitri Payet celebrates at the end of the match

Where Payet really came into his own of course was creating goals and not scoring them. In 2014/15 Payet provided a staggering 21 assists, while last season Nkoudou managed only five.

This illustrates that the soon-to-be Tottenham youngster has some catching up to do in terms of refining his game and finding opportunities for his teammates.

Nkoudou has a fair way to go to be considered in Payet's realm, but if he takes to life in the Premier League as quickly as he stepped up last season at Marseille, then Tottenham might just be onto a winner.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou at MarseilleGeorges-Kevin Nkoudou at Marseille

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