French pundit Denis Balbir has questioned St Etienne's interest in Tottenham winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou.
Balbir believes Nkoudou has gone backwards since leaving Marseille for Spurs two years ago.
He said: "In recent days, we talked about the track of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou. I wonder a lot about this track.
"In whose place? To do what? The technical staff considers this arrival really useful. The good thing is that he knows Ligue 1 and his big games for playing at OM and Nantes. After, the concern is that he is still a player that we have not seen at the highest level for a little while.
"In Marseille, people spoke of him as a great hope. He has not confirmed this since, but it's not a fantasy track."