Attacker to join Tottenham pre-season tour of Australia after deal agreed - sources
By Editor Wayne Veysey
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Vincent Janssen will join Tottenham in time to fly with the squad this week to Australia for their pre-season tour, Football Insider sources understand.
Spurs are scheduled to play Juventus and Atletico Madrid in Melbourne when they head halfway round the world for the trip that forms a key part of their preparations for the new campaign.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Janssen will be on the flight to Australia after putting the finishing touches to his move to White Hart Lane on Monday.
He underwent a medical and agreed the terms of an £18.8million transfer from AZ Alkmaar after flying to London on Sunday with his advisors Patrick van Diemen and Louis Laros.
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Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was adamant that the deal was completed in time for Janssen to get acquainted with his methods a month ahead of the start of the Premier League campaign.
Football Insider revealed last Thursday that the Holland international was set to be given the green light to fly to London and finalise what will be Spurs’ second deal of the summer window.
Spurs have agreed to meet AZ’s £18.8m asking price, which will smash the Dutch outfit’s transfer record.
The impending arrival of the 22-year-old will be a huge boost to Pochettino after the club lost out of to Chelsea in their pursuit of Michy Batshuayi, with the striker completing a £33million transfer on Sunday.
Janssen will cost half of Batshuayi but was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with a virtual goal-a-game haul of 27 goals in 34 games. In all competitions, he struck 32 times in 49 matches.
Pochettino is keen to beef up the Spurs attack after Kane led the front line virtually singlehandedly in the recently completed domestic campaign.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have twice met with the father of one of the Bundesliga’s outstanding players in recent weeks.