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1st Aug, 2016 | 9:12am

New Tottenham signing: I was convinced to join by Manchester United legend

By Alex Taylor

Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy helped convince Vincent Janssen to move to White Hart Lane this summer.

Janssen completed his £18.8million transfer to Spurs in July from AZ Alkmaar.

In an interview with the Mirror, Janssen drew light on fellow Dutchman Van Nistelrooy’s role in his summer move to north London.

“I talked to Ruud,” the new Spurs striker said. “I want to keep everything he said between him and me because it was a big private talk.”

“I tell you one thing: he thinks Spurs are a fantastic club and just right for me”

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Van Nistelrooy won four trophies in five years in Manchester including winning the Premier League title in the 2002-03 season. The prolific goal-scorer bagged 149 goals in 215 under Sir Alex Ferguson and provided 19 assists too.

Fellow legend Ledley King has also said he expects Janssen to be a hit at Spurs, while putting new signing Victor Wanyama in the same bracket as Eric Dier.

Janssen, 22, was the top scorer in the Dutch League last 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.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are lining up a massive bid for Danny Drinkwater after being alerted to his slow contract talks with Leicester, according to a report.