'Liar', 'The end for him' - Tottenham fans react as big-name deal all but done
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen is in advanced talks to join Fenerbahce a season-long loan deal – and Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to claim it spells the end for his career at their club.
Some have branded manager Mauricio Pochettino a “liar” for claiming on Thursday that Janssen still had a big part to play this season while others predicted it was the “end of the road” for the Dutchman’s Spurs career.
The Turkish giants released a statement on their official website on Friday morning to reveal they have agreed terms in principle with Spurs and Janssen over a shock transfer.
The next step is that the Spurs forward, 23, will arrive in Istanbul at lunchtime to put the finishing touches to the transfer.
“Our club, in principle, has agreed terms with both the player and the club to loan Tottenham and Dutch national team striker, Vincent Janssen,” a statement from the Turkish club read.
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“The 23-year-old striker will arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 12:30 today and negotiations will continue in Istanbul.”
— Fenerbahçe SK (@Fenerbahce) September 8, 2017
Spurs fans reacted en masse to news of Janssen’s imminent departure just over a year after he was heralded as a key signing.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) September 8, 2017
I hope it didn’t lie about alderwerield or the fact that he also said about them discussing a new contract after window closes last week :/
— craig (@brookman_craig) September 8, 2017
Technically, he was right. Said he still has a future (that depends if he does well in Turkey)
— Melvin (@Dannemann23) September 8, 2017
Didn’t expect that, must be the end for him. RIP Vinny
— Matt Bennett (@mattmembrane) September 8, 2017
Crazy if you guys think he has future with Spurs. Club won’t put him abroad for development. At least a decent league.
— Fariq (@nazirulfariq) September 8, 2017
I hope he does well, he’s young and needs game time, I just hope he’s not another Soldado in being just another fan fav.
— Paddy Hartnett (@PaddyHartnett77) September 8, 2017
Signals the end of the road for his Spurs career you’d imagine?
— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) September 8, 2017
Janssen joined Spurs in the summer of 2016 for around £18million from AZ Alkmaar after topping the Eredivise 2015-16 goal charts with 27 goals.
He has struggled to make an impression in north Londoner and netted just six goals from 38 matches in his debut campaign, with four of them coming from the penalty spot.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have been hit by a devastating blow as a key first-teamer has been sidelined until next year.