July 16, 2017 / 10:42 PM / 4 months ago

Spurs' Cameroon forward Njie joining Marseille

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur’s Cameroon forward Clinton Njie is moving to Olympique de Marseille on a permanent deal after spending last season there on loan, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

Tottenham's Clinton Njie during training Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs

“We have reached agreement with Marseille for the permanent transfer of Clinton Njie,” Spurs announced in a statement on their website (www.tttenhamhotspur.com).

Njie made 23 appearances and scored four goals for the Ligue 1 team last term, having struggled to establish himself at Spurs especially after a serious knee injury in December 2015.

He joined Tottenham in August, 2015, from Olympique Lyonnais for a fee of up to 10 million pounds ($13.10 million) according to British media reports and made 14 appearances for the club.

The 23-year-old, who has scored six goals in 15 appearances for his country, failed to start a single Premier League game for Spurs although he did make eight substitute appearances.

($1 = 0.7634 pounds)

Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Rory Carroll

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