£18m Tottenham player to be sold in the summer after club make decision - report
By Richard Parks
Vincent Janssen is set to be sold by Tottenham in the summer even though Fenerbache have will not try to sign him permanently, according to a report.
Football London report that the Dutch striker, 23, is in line to return to north London when his season-long loan in Turkey expires but he will not hang around for long.
It is said that Fenerbahce have made the decision they are “unlikely” to make a move for Janssen but he will nonetheless “be moving on elsewhere”.
Janssen had a torrid time at Spurs in his first season and moved to Turkey in early September after the deadline day signing of Fernando Llorente.
The striker was a regular in the first half of the season but it has been another wretched campaign and he has not played since suffering a foot injury in December.
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The Daily Mail report that Spurs paid £18.5million to AZ Alkmaar for Janssen in the summer of 2016.
Football Insider verdict:
Janssen is a striker who came to Tottenham on the back of a great goal-scoring record in the Dutch Eredivisie but found he just couldn’t produce in the Premier League. With Harry Kane blocking his first-team path, he didn’t get a sustained run in the first team. However, you know when you go to a club with an established striker that you will need to take whatever chances you get, and Janssen couldn’t produce under the pressure. The Holland international has not exactly set the world on fire in Turkey, with 13 games yielding just three goals and four assists before injury struck. He has a Spurs contract that run until 2020, but even ace negotiator Daniel Levy will do well to make a profit on the Dutchman unless he starts banging in the goals soon.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have ripped up the contract of a defender.