Georges-Kévin N’Koudou. Three words, lots of transfer claims, and he’s still not a Tottenham Hotspur player. Having passed a medical with Spurs some time in the last century, N’Koudou has apparently been in a hotel in London.


Claims in the French media then said the deal had collapsed, with Daniel Levy basically getting the blame, and that was then followed by further claims that a deal could back on, but this time on a loan basis.

That loan would then be made permanent next summer, as part of the plan, and conveniently present Marseille with the money to turn Florian Thauvin’s loan from Newcastle United into a permanent deal.

Le10 Sport claim to have an exclusive on the situation on Monday. They say that the transfer is so stalled, Marseille have called Vincent Labrune, who recently left the club, and asked him to sort things out.

That may sound strange. Labrune was in charge of steadying the Marseille ship, and only succeeded in seeing it capsize further. However, he did have the initial N’Koudou talks with Tottenham, so there’s a little hope in that regard.

It’s just the idea of Labrune coming to the rescue of anything doesn’t really work. Daniel Levy could probably already smell blood, and he’s certainly not going to bow to everything Labrune suggests.