Tottenham striker ruled out of clash next week as comeback delayed - report

By Richard Parks

Vincent Janssen will not return to training until next week as he steps up his recovery from the foot injury that has sidelined him for three months, according to a report.

Turkish publication Fanatik claim that the Tottenham striker, who is on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce, is closing in on a comeback but will need to do extensive ball work before he is given the all clear to play again.

It is said that the Spurs medical team have been consulting with Fenerbahce on the rehabilitation of the Holland international, who will not be involved in his side’s league clash against Kayserispor on Monday night.

Janssen had a torrid time at Spurs in his first season and moved to Turkey in early September after the deadline day signing of Fernando Llorente.

The striker was a regular in the first half of the season but it has been another wretched campaign and he has not played since suffering a foot injury in December.

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The Daily Mail report that Spurs paid £18.5million to AZ Alkmaar for Janssen in the summer of 2016.

Football Insider verdict:

Janssen is a striker who came to Tottenham on the back of a great goal-scoring record in the Dutch Eredivisie but found he just couldn’t produce in the Premier League. With Harry Kane blocking his first-team path, he didn’t get a sustained run in the first team. The Holland international has not exactly set the world on fire in Turkey, with 13 games yielding just three goals and four assists before injury struck. He will need to end the season strongly to give himself options ahead of the summer window, when it is unlikely he will return to his parent club.

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