'Bad decision': Tottenham fans react to reported Georges-Kevin Nkoudou call

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Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has made just 10 Premier League appearances in three years at Tottenham Hotspur.

Georges-Kevin NKoudou of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 4, 2019...

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou produced a few flashes of game-changing quality in Tottenham Hotspur colours.

There was that glorious last-minute cross to set up Harry Winks’ winner at Fulham in January. And, just weeks ago, the former Marseille winger provided a similarly inch-perfect cross against the giants of Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup.

But with just 10 Premier League appearances and no goals in three seasons in North London, one assist every few months was never going to save Nkoudou’s Tottenham career.

According to L’Equipe, one of the most underwhelming signings in Spurs’ recent history is on his way to Besiktas for around £4 million. For what it’s worth, it took Tottenham almost £11 million to convince Marseille to let him move across the channel after a prolonged transfer saga in 2016 (The Guardian).

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou #14 and Vincent Janssen #9 of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate a goal in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull...

And for every Spurs fan who is happy to see another misfit forgotten man pushed out the door after the departures of Vincent Janssen and Josh Onomah, others are at pains to point out that Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t exactly have tonnes of options in the final third.

Nkoudou is an old-school, chalk-booted winger with a wicked cross in the locker. He offers something different to the jinking tenacity of Erik Lamela and the roaming mavericks Heung Min-Son and Lucas Moura.

Instead, his Tottenham career is coming to an end with an overriding feeling that it was a nothing more than a colossal waste of time.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Joel Ward of Crystal Palace during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at...

 

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