By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have submitted a fourth bid for Holland striker Vincent Janssen, the player has revealed.
The Londoners have tabled a series of offers for the Janssen but have yet to meet the asking price of his club AZ Alkmaar.
Janssen has explained that Spurs’ latest bid has amounted to £15million, which is just £1.7million short of AZ’s £16.7million publicly stated valuation.
The 21-year-old has hit out at the Dutch club as he believes Tottenham’s latest offer is a fair price.
“I’ve made my choice clear to the club,” Janssen told Dutch publication AD on Thursday. “In my view, Tottenham Hotspur have made a big offer. There was an offer of about €18 million (£15million). “But AZ doesn’t even want to sit at the table.
“At the moment I’m still a bit disappointed with AZ. I’m disappointed with how they behaved. I would like to make the move.”
Janssen, who has three years remaining on his contract having joined from Almere City for £300,00 last summer, is also wanted by Wolfsburg.
“I indicated I would take the next step and want to get away from the club. They know and are aware of,” the striker added to AD. “It’s a shame, I would have wished that it would go a little faster. Sure it’s fine to train again. AZ is a fantastic club but I want to make that next step for my development. Ultimately I hope to shake people’s hand here and walk out of the door on good terms.”
Dutch publication De Telegraf has reported the opening offer was £8.3million plus £2.1million of add-ons, the second was for £10.4million plus £2.1million of add-ons and the third was for £11.6million spread over three years.
The Holland international has been targeted on the back of his performances for club and country after an outstanding 2015-16 campaign.
The 21-year-old was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with a virtual goal-a-game haul of 27 goals in 34 games. In all competitions, he struck 32 times in 49 matches.
The Holland spearhead has also scored three goals in five international appearances even though he only made his international bow in March. He scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in the recent friendly against England at Wembley and netted the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Austria earlier this month.
Mauricio Pochettino is keen to beef up the Spurs attack after Harry Kane led the front line virtually singlehandedly in the recently completed domestic campaign.
The Argentine manager is looking for more forward options after losing out to Chelsea this week in the race to sign Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.
In other Tottenham transfer news, another White Hart Lane attacker is set to be sold this summer after a decision by Pochettino.