Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that left winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou had joined AS Monaco on loan for the remainder of the season on Thursday, via a tweet from their official account.
Best of luck, GK. pic.twitter.com/x6wJOkZFqa
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2019
N’Koudou has struggled for minutes since joining Spurs in 2016 and spent a portion of last season on loan at Burnley.
Despite being given a chance by Mauricio Pochettino in recent weeks – N’Koudou played against Fulham and Crystal Palace, as well as against West Ham United in October of last year – the Frenchman will now head back to Ligue 1.
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Spurs signed the 23-year-old from Marseille, as per the BBC, but he has struggled to stamp his authority on the left flank and remains behind Son Heung-Min in the pecking order.
He will now spend the second half of this season in France, with Monaco looking to turn around a season that has threatened to implode; the club are currently second-from-bottom in Ligue 1.
Spurs now have a very weak looking left-hand side.
Son Heung-Min has returned from the Asian Cup but he cannot do it all on his own.
Christian Eriksen has the ability to play on the left flank but it seems as though Pochettino is betting on The South Korea international remaining fit for the remainder of the season.
It is a bold strategy, given some of the injury issues Pochettino has had to deal with already this term.