Georges-Kevin Nkoudou: This Is Why I've Joined Burnley


Winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has joined Burnley from Tottenham on a loan for the remainder of the campaign. But the 22-year-old is still at the lower reaches of Mauricio Pochettino's pecking order and a move to Burnley is the best way to make sure he has an improved chance of cracking Tottenham's top 11 in seasons to come.

It's expected that N'Koudou will join Burnley for the rest of the season, and snub other interest coming from France.

Sean Dyche's side, who are only two places below Tottenham in the league table, have been chasing a winger after seeing their options in that area depleted last month when Republic of Ireland worldwide Robbie Brady underwent knee surgery.

Speaking about the move to the official club website, Nkoudou said: "When I spoke with (Kieran) Trippier he told me good things about this club, about the players and everything about Burnley". The Tottenham player is convinced he can make it in the Premier League, report, L'Equipe, even if that means he has to leave Spurs for now. "I am happy to be here, so thank you Trippier", the man nicknamed "GK" told Burnley's in-house media. However, he has failed to live up to expectations, and this season has managed only one minute of Premier League action.

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There is no option for Burnley to buy the player included in the deal. They have played very well.

He did show his ability last month when he started and scoring during Tottenham's 3-0 win over APOEL in the Champions League on December 6.

But just nine starts later, the midfielder has not found first-team football easy to come by at the North London club.

It also means Erik Lamela can take his spot in Tottenham's Champions League squad ahead of the last-16 clash with Juventus set to take place next month.