Spurs complete Nkoudou & Lopez captures as N’Jie departs

Date published: Wednesday 31st August 2016 6:40 - Rob Conlon

Tottenham have completed the long-awaited signing of Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-year contract, until 2021, Spurs announced.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou from Marseille,” Tottenham said.

Spurs’ Clinton Njie has moved in the opposite direction on loan, Marseille announced.

Nkoudou made 40 appearances in two seasons with Nantes before joining Marseille in June 2015.

The France under-21 international impressed with OM, scoring 10 times in 41 appearances and struck four goals in the Europea League.

Nkoudou agreed personal terms with Spurs last month and has been training at Hotspur Way as the two clubs finalised the transfer. The £11million deal was delayed by a change of presidency at Marseille.

Nkoudou may not be Tottenham’s final summer acquisition, with boss Mauricio Pochettino keen on another addition after the recent sales of Nacer Chadli, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason.

Spurs on Tuesday ended their interest in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha after an initial £12m offer was rejected last week.

Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko was one option being considered but Spurs want Newcastle to lower their £35million asking price and it appeared the France midfielder was more likely to leave for Everton on Wednesday evening.

Spurs later announced the season-long loan signing of goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Espanyol, one of Pochettino’s former clubs.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Pau Lopez on a season-long loan from Espanyol,” Spurs wrote on Twitter.

“The 21-year-old has risen through the Espanyol ranks and made 48 apps for their first team since his full debut in 2014.”

Spurs’ established number one Hugo Lloris has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, allowing Michel Vorm a run in the side.

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