Georges-Kevin Nkoudou: This Is Why I've Joined Burnley

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Burnley have signed Tottenham Hotspur's French winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League clubs said on Tuesday.

N'Koudou's opportunities in North London have largely been restricted to domestic cups and appearances off the bench since he joined Spurs from Marseille for £11 million in August 2016. He has been a bit-part player under Mauricio Pochettino this season, but at Burnley he is expected to get regular games.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, meanwhile, was eager to add more wide players to his side, particularly with the likely loss of Irish worldwide Robbie Brady for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

The new number seven has described the move to Lancashire as a "big opportunity" and also revealed he had been told good things about the club by former Burnley star Kieran Trippier. "I am happy to be here, so thank-you Trippier", Nkoudou told Clarets Player HD. Both forwards have been sparsely utilised by Claude Puel since the Frenchman's arrival at the King Power Stadium, with Musa yet to play a single minute in the Premier League this season. Everyone is shocked because Burnley is just after the big six.

"I watched the last game against Liverpool when they played very well and were unlucky".

Tottenham man Nkoudou will give manager Sean Dyche options including much-needed cover for Robbie Brady, who is likely to miss most of the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

"I hope to help the club". If he puts me on the pitch I will do everything to help the team go forward. "If the manager puts me on the pitch I will do everything on the pitch".

Erik Lamela's return from injury had also pushed Nkoudou even further down the pecking order.

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