Tottenham's Georges-Kevin Nkoudou set for Burnley loan move


Tottenham Hotspur winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is set to head to Burnley on loan for the rest of the season, according to L'Equipe. Since then, he has been a bit-part player for the north London club.

Burnley are in need of options out wide having lost Robbie Brady to a knee injury for the rest of the season.

He has since made just nine appearances for Tottenham - scoring for the first time when he netted against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League in December - but he remains a player the club wants to keep hold of.

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On the events that transpired leading up to his move, Nkoudou said that he spoke to his Tottenham team-mate Kieran Trippier, who said all good things about the Clarets, making his decision easier. "I am happy to be here, so thank you Trippier", Nkoudou told Burnley's official website. Both forwards have been sparsely utilised by Claude Puel since the Frenchman's arrival at the King Power Stadium, with Musa yet to play a single minute in the Premier League this season.

The France Under-21 worldwide has made just six appearances for Spurs this campaign, only playing once in the Premier League.

Despite this, the loan deal does not include a permanent at the end of the six months.

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N'Koudou, has only started once for Mauricio Pochettino this season, in a 3-0 win over APOEL in which he scored.

"I knew he is a big manager who likes young players and players who go forward, so it suits my character to come here and I am happy to work with him", the 22-year-old explained. Loaning Nkoudou allows for Spurs to register Erik Lamela for the Champions League, ensuring the Argentinian is available for the pivotal round-of-16 tie against Juventus.

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