Euro giants switch attention to Tottenham 23-year-old, club open to sale - report
By Danny Wright
Marseille have turned their attention to Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen as their search for a new striker continues, according to a report.
The Mirror claimed in their live transfer blog on Monday [09:38pm] that Spurs see the 23-year-old as one of the players that they are willing to let leave this summer, despite him only signing last year from AZ Alkmaar in a £17million deal.
Janssen has since found life in England tough, scoring just six goals in 38 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham.
It is now understood that European giants Marseille’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is eager to sign Janssen after talks stalled in his bid to sign Stefan Jovetic from Inter Milan.
The report adds that Lazio were keen on a loan deal for the Spurs striker, but it is believed that the Londoners will only consider a permanent sale.
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Janssen has been widely criticised for his inability to find the net for Tottenham, especially when he has been drafted in to replace the injured Harry Kane.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s been a very hard year for Janssen and it’s easy to feel sorry for the guy who has struggled to find the net in the Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino should really consider giving the Dutchman until January to find his feet, because he could prove to be a completely different player this season now that he has settled in a bit. Most of the Tottenham squad may find it hard this term now that they are playing away from White Hart Lane and at Wembley. Janssen is also stuck in the shadow of Kane and has barely been given the chance to shine from a place in the starting line-up. He has his chances, but there wasn’t enough to prove whether or not he is a true flop. At the moment, there’s little chance Spurs would get back the £17million they spent on him.