Mauricio Pochettino explains Georges-Kevin N’Koudou decision

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates during the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on December 23, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has joined Burnley on loan from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (C) controls the ball in the build-up to scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has explained to Football.London his reason for allowing Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to leave Burnley on loan in the January transfer window.

N’Koudou has joined Burnley from Tottenham on loan for the rest of the season in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old moved to Spurs from French club Marseille in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be £9 million.

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Georges-Kevin N'Koudou runs away from Apoel Nicosia's Portuguese midfielder Nuno Morais during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match...

The French youngster has struggled to play regularly for Tottenham, and he will hope to establish himself as an important player for Sean Dyche’s Burnley team in the coming weeks.

Tottenham manager Pochettino has explained his decision to leave N’Koudou leave on loan for Premier League rivals Burnley.

Pochettino told Football.London: “I think GK wasn't involved too much and of course he's young and he needed to play more and feel more involved in the games.

“It's a great opportunity for him to show for Burnley. I hope and I wish he plays a lot there and can show his quality there.”

France's Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (R) vies with Estonia' Martin Magi during a friendly Under 21 football match between France and Estonia on March 25, 2015 at the Hainaut stadium in...

Pochettino has also made a joke about signing players, and told Football.London when asked if he is any close to signing any new players: “Until today, now, nobody is close to arriving in this transfer window.

“Maybe in the last five minutes who knows (laughs). But when we stepped into this room nothing close.”

It seems that Tottenham are not close to signing any new player in the January transfer window, or maybe Pohettino does not want to disclose too much at this stage of the window.

Spurs will take on Everton at the Wembley Stadium in London in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

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