3 wingers Spurs can pursue if N’Koudou deal keeps dragging

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Spurs want a new winger. That much is evident from their lengthy negotiations with Marseille over Frenchman Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.

But despite reportedly throwing Clinton N’Jie into the deal, the haggling over a transfer fee has given the move a pretty large case of the stop-starts.

According to Sky Sports things are back on and the 21-year-old could yet become a Lilywhite. Considering that has been a possibility for a large portion of the summer, we aren’t holding our breath.

Instead, we’ve decided to find three alternative wide men the White Hart Lane club could pursue should an inevitable halt be put on the N’Koudou proceedings:

Keita Balde – Lazio

Born in Spain but capped by Senegal, the much-travelled 21-year-old plays his football in Rome and has made 77 Serie A appearances for Lazio since 2013.

Fifteen of those came in the starting XI last season, which is the most Keita has made at the club in his career and he repaid the faith with four goals and two assists.

Having registered a pass-completion percentage in the 80s in every season so far, the former Barcelona youth is clearly safe with the ball at his feet.

However, it his improved dribbling which makes him an attractive proposition having doubled his completed tally to 2.2 per game in the league last term.

Milot Rashica – Vitesse

The 20-year-old has been in the news recently over speculation that he could declare to play for the Kosovo national team.

That would be quite a coup for the European minnows, as it would for Spurs should they lure the right-flanker to north London.

Rashica contributed 11 combined goals and assists for Vitesse last season and isn’t shy to shoot, having fired eight on goal in his side’s opening Eredivise outing of this term against ADO Den Haag.

Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle

If the relegated Magpie is good enough to attract attention from the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and PSG, then he’d surely be a shrewd attention to a Spurs squad in a Champions League year.

The 27-year-old showed what a powerful runner he can be for France in Euro 2016 and wouldn’t have to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League, unlike the other two on this list.

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Matt Wiggins

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