Janssen revelation: This is the club I will play for next season after nightmare Tottenham campaign
By Harry Sykes
Vincent Janssen has revealed to the Sun he has no intention of quitting Tottenham and will still be at the club next season.
The Dutch striker admitted his debut campaign has not gone as well as he had hoped since joining from AZ Alkmaar for £17million last summer.
This has prompted widespread speculation that Jansson will be offloaded by Spurs during the forthcoming summer transfer window.
“There have been a lot of rumours about me leaving but I have not been at the club for a year yet,” Jansson told the Sun. “When I joined I signed a long contract and I am happy here.
“Of course I am disappointed with my number of goals but I am not a quitter. I like the club — my team-mates, the staff, the fans, the training, everything — and we are doing well, so why would I leave?”
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Janssen struck 27 league goals in 34 matches at AZ last season and it was widely regarded as a coup when Tottenham completed the signing of the top scorer from the Dutch league.
But the powerful spearhead has not been able to replicate those numbers at White Hart Lane, admitting that the lack of time in the penalty box in English football made scoring a tougher challenge.
Janssen has scored six goals in 35 matches this season, with four of those coming from the penalty spot.
But his effort and work-rate has made him a popular figure among supporters, who also point out that his game time amounts to 1,311 minutes across the season and he has been in the starting XI just 12 times.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their emerging stars.