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Dimitar Berbatov delivers verdict on Tottenham summer signing

By Harvey Byrne

Dimitar Berbatov has said that he thinks Tottenham summer signing Vincent Janssen is “doing fine.”

Berbatov, now 35, completed a move to England and White Hart Lane from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2006.

Similar to Janssen the Bulgaria international struggled to find the net in his opening appearances scoring just four goals in his first 12 encounters.

However, he soon became a star in north London, completing a mega £30.75million move to English giants Manchester United two years after moving to England in 2008.

Speaking about Janssen as two of Berbatov’s former clubs met on Wednesday evening between Tottenham and Leverkusen, the experienced forward recalled his own experience and suggested that the Netherlands forward was doing fine.

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“I think so, because you come to a new environment and different style of playing , different style of league of everything and I think he’ll take a little bit of time to get used to it,” Berbatov said to BBC Radio 5 Live. “To get used to his new team-mates, to everything, but I think he’ll be fine, I’m watching all the games when I can obviously and I think he’s doing fine for the moment.”

Janssen, 22, completed a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the summer following an impressive season in front of goal in the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar.

He joined on a mega £17million deal with many fans hoping he’d be able to help Harry Kane with scoring duties.

However, with just four penalties in his opening 16 appearances for the club he has so far unimpressed and fans are now hoping that he isn’t going to be another Dutch failure in England.

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