Tottenham Hotspur allow Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to join Premier League rivals Burnley on loan
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The former France under-21 internationals thanks Kieran Trippier following the move and reveals his determination to impress at Turf Moor
Tottenham Hotspur have allowed winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to join Burnley on loan until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old has struggled for opportunities since moving to Spurs in the summer of 2016 from Marseille.
And Nkoudou has only made one appearance in the Premier League this season, with his five other outings occuring in cup competitions.
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.
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But Nkoudou had to wait a whole month before featuring under Mauricio Pochettino again – in Sunday’s 3-0 triumph over AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.
The former France under-21 international will hope to get more chances at Turf Moor and show he is good enough to play regularly in the Premier League.
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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.
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. I am happy to be here, so thank you Trippier.
“I think it’s a big opportunity to play my first minutes this season in the Premier League. Everyone is shocked because Burnley is just after the big six. They have played very well.
“I watched the last game against Liverpool when they played very well and were unlucky. That’s why I have come here, to find football.
“I knew he (Sean Dyche) is a big manager who likes young players and players who go forward, so it suits my character to come here and I am happy to work with him.
“I hope to help the club. If I can, I will. But the last word is with the manager. If he puts me on the pitch I will do everything to help the team go forward.
“I am ready to play and waiting on the starting blocks. If the manager puts me on the pitch I will do everything on the pitch.”