Darren Bent has compared Vincent Janssen’s career at Tottenham to his own time in north London after the Dutch forward’s departure this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England hitman admitted he could see similarities between himself and the 25-year-old, with both struggling to make the desired impact due to other players at the club.
Bent says that Janssen needs to get back to playing regular football to find his best form and that his exit is a good deal for both player and club.
“I can see a few similarities between myself, when I went to Spurs, and Janssen,” Bent told Football Insider.
“He went there with a big reputation but playing behind Harry Kane was always going to be tough. He didn’t get the opportunity to show his best form. First season I went to Spurs I was behind Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and (Dimitar) Berbatov.
“For him, hopefully he can go somewhere else, build, start again, get some confidence and start scoring goals. It’s good business. He’s had a tough time. He needs to be playing week in, week out. I’m happy for him and it’s a good bit of business for Spurs.”
Janssen managed to feature a total of 42 times for the Lilywhites during his time in north London, with a loan spell at Fenerbahce coming in between his first and last season at the club.
He played three times during the 2018/19 campaign, Harry Kane’s absence through injury resulting in 36 minutes of game time for the 17-cap Dutch international.