'A considerable asset' - Tottenham loanee Clinton Njie wins surprise praise

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Tottenham loanee Clinton Njie backed by his manager at Marseille.

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Tottenham loanee Clinton Njie has earned praise from his Marseille manager Rudi Garcia, Football 365 France report.

Njie has fallen out of favour in recent weeks with Marseille having numerous options in attack, bolstered by Dimitri Payet's signing in January.

He has not started a game since February and has played only six minutes of football this month.

Despite this, Garcia values his contribution to the squad, especially the role he played filling in up front when top striker Bafetimbi Gomis was injured.

Njie scored one goal up front, and has four for the season in 20 appearances, 10 of which have been starts.

Tottenham's Clinton Njie sat in the standsTottenham's Clinton Njie sat in the stands

Garcia was asked if Njie would be paying for his future between now and the end of the season, and said this would not be the case, although was giving little away about his future.

He said: "Clinton Njie had been very helpful when Gomis was injured. We were waiting for him, our back was against the wall, and he answered.

"He is a boy who offers us a different palette in attack and he is a considerable asset. In the absence of Gomis, whether with him or Rémy (Cabella), we found the solutions and it will have to be the same Friday.

"Next season? We'll see. We're not talking about the upcoming season."

Marseille have an option to sign Njie permanently but the Cameroon forward's best option may be to move elsewhere.

The Ligue 1 club have recently been taken over and have plenty of money to spend this summer, and given that he is struggling to presently get in the side, it will be even tougher next season.

After two years of playing irregularly, Njie needs to play every week in order to get his promising career back on track after failing to make an impact at Tottenham Hotspur.

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