• 22-year-old is poised to leave Spurs after just one season to sign for Marseille.
  • Reports had suggested Lyon would make late swoop for the Cameroon international.

Lyon manager Bruno Génésiohas hinted Marseille are on the verge of completing the signing of Tottenham Hotspur forward Clinton N'Jie. The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Lyon before joining Spurs last summer after an impressive breakthrough campaign in Ligue 1.

The Cameroon international struggled for a first-team role at White Hart Lane, however, and missed the second half of the 2015-16 season with a knee ligament injury. Njie is now reportedly on the brink of a return to France to join Marseille on a season-long loan, as Spurs close in on the signing of France Under-21 international Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

In a late twist, L'Equipe claim Lyon have made a late attempt to re-sign their former player from under the noses of their domestic rivals. While Génésio is a fan of the player, he appears unmoved by the prospect of him signing for a rival.

"Clinton is an interesting player, a speedy player. He can be a good signing for them [Marseille] but I would rather take care of Lyon," he told OLTV.

Njie's imminent departure from White Hart Lane was all but confirmed after he was left out of the travelling squad for the club's preseason campaign in Australia. Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard were also omitted from the squad, raising questions over their futures at the club.

A loss of form and injuries restricted Bentaleb to just two league starts last term, missing the last two months of the season after undergoing knee surgery in March. The Daily Mail understands the club are ready to listen to offers for the 21-year-old.

Sky Sports meanwhile suggest the club have put former England Under-21 international Pritchard up for sale, valuing him at £8m ($11.5m).

Cliton Njie
N'Jie is on his way out of Tottenham after just one season. Getty