Arriving from Marseille following two good seasons in Ligue 1, Georges-Kévin Nkoudou never managed to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team at Tottenham.
It wasn’t through lack of trying, as the Argentine gave him a number of chances, but the struggles eventually led to a couple of loans that all worked out about the same, meaning not ideally.
Still only 24, the former France U21 still has time to turn his career around, but it became clear he needs to do that far away from London and Tottenham, and that’s exactly what he’s doing.
According to L’Equipe, the winger is close to sealing a move to Besiktas in Turkey where he could sign ‘in the coming hours’.
Tottenham and the Süper Lig club are said to have found an ‘agreement in principle’ for around €5m on Tuesday night, although the ‘exact details of the amount haven’t filtered through’.
On top of the fee that would see Spurs recoup close to half of their initial investment, a ‘strong percentage’ of the next sale should help bolster the bank accounts in the future if he performs well and earns himself another move down the line.
Nkoudou is expected to sign a four-year deal with Besiktas after making only 27 appearances in three years for the Premier League outfit.