Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will be returning to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and it seems the £35,000-a-week (Spotrac) winger will be returning to us in worse shape than when he originally left us in January.
According to a report by France Football, AS Monaco have decided against exercising their option to sign him on a permanent basis following his loan spell.
It should hardly come as a surprise though, considering that the winger missed the majority of the campaign through injury – making a total of 3 appearances for just 20 minutes (Transfermarkt).
The fact that he has played just 26 times for us in his three-year stint does not exactly bode well for his future either (Transfermarkt)
Now, what do we do with a player that is hardly going to feature for us any time soon and is unlikely going to attract a significant amount of interest this summer?
That will be the huge conundrum faced by Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham over the next few months.
With Spurs in a different position to when they originally signed him, the French midfielder surely must be deemed surplus to requirements now as he is far from good enough and well short of what we demand and require to move forward.
However, seeing him depart is going to have to be one of those ‘easier said than done’ scenarios.
Any chance of seeing N’Koudou leave will surely have to be in the form of a loan deal once again, although his spells at Burnley and Monaco are hardly going to have filled anyone with confidence regarding the 24-year-old’s quality (or lack of).