Franco Baldini finds himself in middle of latest Tottenham Hotspur transfer saga

Tottenham's Clinton Njie during training

Former Spurs director of football Franco Baldini consulted on by Marseille.

Tottenham's Clinton Njie during trainingTottenham's Clinton Njie during training

Tottenham are close to sealing a deal for Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, report The Mirror, but questions remain over what lies ahead for Clinton Njie.

Njie was signed by Spurs last summer, but failed to make an impact and struggled with injuries. BeIN Sports report Marseille wanted Njie either on loan or permanently, but he is reluctant to move.

Former Tottenham technical director Franco BaldiniFormer Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini

Marseille's interest in the winger appears to have been reinforced by former Spurs director of football Franco Baldini, who has found himself on the fringes of his old side's transfer business.

Europe Mercato report that the Marseille hierarchy have reached out to Baldini, for advice on attempting to close a deal for the Cameroon ace, surely hoping to lean on his contacts at Spurs.

A loan could be good for Njie as it would get him more regular playing time and lift his confidence, but he seemingly wants to fight for his place at Tottenham unless he can be convinced otherwise.

Njie signed for Spurs from Lyon, a club who have a very competitive rivalry with Marseille, even though the two clubs are well behind champions Paris Saint-Germain's current level.

Tottenham appointed Franco Baldini in 2013 and he was tasked with spending the money from Gareth Bale's departure.

Three years on only three of the seven players he signed are still at the club, and he was dismissed from his position last year.

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