Rising from the Brasseries football academy where he was carefully molded, the Cameroon public expected a great deal from the majestic talent of this lad.

Clinton Njie is 25 and is yet to stamp his authority in any club or league. The winger has had erratic performances that has twitched people into drawing comparative analysis to the sensational season he had at Olympic Lyon in 2011/12. The striker was quickly promoted alongside Nabil Fekir and Anthony Martial, from the u 19s to the senior team. The lad missed only desperately missed out on the award ; CAF most promising player’ to Yacine Brahimi of Porto. As a statement of intent, he further scored 8 goals and dishing out 7 assist in 33 appearances in 2014.

It is safe to call him a ‘one season wonder’ going by those statistics, and the January transfer window gives him the license to try something different, after a move to Portuguese club,Sporting CP failed in the summer.

The Cameroonian is rushed by; Cardiff city, Newcastle, Burnley and could possibly reunite with former Marseille and Cameroonian international team-mate (Zambo-Anguisa) at Fulham.

A red carpet reception or a heroes welcome might not be given on his return to the EPL, as he made 8 appearances and scored zero for Tottenham from 2015-2016.

Whatever be the case Njie badly needs a move away from Marseille after being starved of game time this season.

Giovanni Wanneh