Another year, another difficult season for Tottenham’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, this time at Monaco in Ligue 1.
Sent to the principality in January, the 24-year-old managed a whole 21 minutes of league football before suffering a hamstring injury that kept him off the pitch for the rest of the season, making two bench appearances towards the end.
With that in mind, it isn’t a surprise to see France Football on Monday claiming that Monaco will not be looking to keep the Spurs loanee beyond the 2018-19 campaign.
Bought from Marseille for a fee of just under £10m, the former France U21 international never managed to fully convince Mauricio Pochettino in London, eventually seemingly falling out of favour altogether.
Contracted to the Premier League side until 2021, the forward still has a year left to prove himself before a decision absolutely needs to be made, but it wouldn’t come as a shock if a separation happened in the coming months.
Unless something drastically changes in preseason, Pochettino will likely continue to overlook N’Koudou, and an exit in the near future looks like the best outcome for all parties.
However, the issue of finding him a suitable landing spot remains, as after three difficult years under contract at Tottenham, the number of clubs willing to take a gamble on N’Koudou will likely have reduced considerably.