Besiktas sign Nkoudou from Tottenham

By Sports Desk August 22, 2019

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has joined Besiktas from Tottenham.

The winger has signed a four-year deal with the Black Eagles after failing to make the grade in the Premier League.

Nkoudou moved from Marseille to Tottenham in 2016 but did not start a league game for the club.

The 24-year-old has had loan spells with Burnley and Monaco and has now been allowed to leave Spurs for a reported €5million (£4.52m).

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