A big couple of months lie ahead for Georges-Kevin N'Koudou.
N'Koudou made his name at Nantes between 2013 and 2015, before earning a transfer to Marseille. Just one year later, Tottenham swooped in.
The big move to North London may have been a step too soon for the winger, who has failed to convince Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
N'Koudou has still not started a Premier League game for Tottenham, and he is running out of time to prove a point.
He is fortunate Spurs did not sign another winger in the summer, and it says a lot that he has still be unable to break through even with Erik Lamela out injured for the past 12 months.
If the Argentine can return to action by the end of 2017, it will make N'Koudou's task tougher.
Foot-Sur-7 suggest Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri could put his Premier League contacts to use to try and land N'Koudou on loan in January until the end of the season.
If it gets to January and N'Koudou's playing time situation has not changed for the better, it may not be a bad idea for Spurs to send him out so he can play regularly, providing they can bring in a replacement.