Tottenham supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern in the last couple of days after seeing their side secure third place in the Premier League courtesy of a thrilling 5-4 win over Leicester City on the final day of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men found themselves 3-1 down just after half time at Wembley on Sunday, but produced a fine second half display led by two-goal Erik Lamela to secure a third successive top three finish in English football’s top-flight. The North Londoners finished the campaign 23 points behind champions Manchester City but seven clear of fifth place Chelsea, and as such will embark on a third year in the Champions League come September.
Thus, there have been many happy Tottenham fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are turning their attentions towards the summer and thus what business their team may seek to conduct in a bid to bridge the gap to Pep Guardiola’s City.
And one man who could be on his way to the club is Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, who has recently been linked with a move to North London after suffering Championship play-off disappointment with the Teessiders this season.
And were Pochettino’s side to indeed land the £7.2 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt), it would surely spell the end of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou’s time at Tottenham.
Ultimately, the 23-year-old has struggled to impose himself on proceedings at Spurs since his summer move from Marseille back in 2016, with just 23 first team appearances to show for his endeavours in the last few years, only three of which have been starts.
In fact, the Frenchman is so low down on Pochettino’s pecking order that he was shipped out on loan to Sean Dyche’s Burnley back in January in a bid for more regular football, yet that has also proven unsuccessful with just two starts to show for his time at Turf Moor.
Thus, it’s very unclear exactly where N’Koudou stands in his career at this point, with is highly unlikely that he’ll go back to Spurs and command regular football, especially following the arrival of fellow winger Lucas Moura back in January.
And were Traore, another hugely exciting attacker, to make the move to Tottenham this summer, the 23-year-old would find himself even further out of the picture, and perhaps pushed out of the squad altogether.
Traore himself would find it tough getting into the starting eleven at the expense of the likes of Lamela, Lucas, Christian Eriksen, and Son Heung-min, but at a slightly younger age than N’Koudou and with proven Premier League ability, he stands a better chance than the Frenchman.
Thus, were Spurs to indeed land the Spain Under-21 international this summer, it would surely bring to an end N’Koudou’s testing stint at the North London club.
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