Interviewed by La Provence, the Cameroonian striker of 23-year old returned to his restless transfer window. Arriving on the Canebière on the last day of the transfer window on 31 August, after a month of negotiations, the Tottenham player made sweat the leaders of OM.
It’s no secret. Clinton Njie hesitated a lot before finally joining Olympique Marseille on the last day of the transfer window on 31 August 2016. The Cameroonian striker would have liked to go elsewhere. To Olympique Lyonnais (OL) for example. It took almost a month to decide. Asked by La Provence, the 23-year-old tries to explain his restless transfer window.
“Lyon was not the only club interested in me. It’s true OL came, but there were other clubs that showed interest. It took some time to do, but today I am happy and proud to be here, to wear the jersey of OM. I was not quiet until August 31, “he says.
Clinton Njie probably knows, his start under the OM’s colors may be difficult. Loaned for one season with an option to buy, the Tottenham striker may not meet the total membership of supporters of OM because of his procrastination, especially his coach of the national team of Cameroon, Hugo Broos, and Jean-Michel Aulas, Chairman of OL who have clearly revealed that the young player had a preference for a return to Lyon.
“OL trusted me, that’s where I signed my first professional contract, I can not forget. This is a club that I have in my heart, that formed me, which allowed me to progress, “he says.
“Sometimes he adds, we must go back to jump better. That’s the decision I have taken. I’m in Marseille, it is not any type of team. “
“I’m here for a season and we’ll see. It can be automatic or not. We will discuss it at the end. “
Clinton Njie will be expected for his first appearance in the league against Nice this weekend.