£18.5m Tottenham player to be offloaded in the summer - report
By Richard Parks
Vincent Janssen is set to be sold by Tottenham in the summer after failing to win over Mauricio Pochettino, 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 at Fenerbahce expires but he will not hang around for long.
It is said that Janssen is set to move on, either permanently or on another loan, following two difficult seasons.
Janssen had a torrid time at Spurs in his first season and moved to Turkey last 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 only returned to action for Fenerbahce on Monday night after 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.
He scored six goals in 39 matches for Tottenham last season and three in 14 appearances for Fenerbahce in the current campaign.
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 come your way, and Janssen couldn’t produce under the pressure, although he proved to be a handy penalty-kick taker. The Holland international has not exactly set the world on fire in Turkey, although he has been unfortunate to miss half the season through injury. 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 been handed a stunning £52million windfall.