The clear signal why Pochettino will sell £20m Tottenham player this summer - report
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are preparing to sell Vincent Janssen just a year after buying him for £20million, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Spurs are set to cash in on the striker, 22, this summer and that he could return to his native Holland.
It is said that Janssen’s admission this week that he is “not satisfied” with his debut campaign for the north Londoners is a “clear signal” that he will quit White Hart Lane.
The Mirror report that manager Mauricio Pochettino will cut his losses on Janssen and use the fee from his sale to strengthen the Spurs playing squad.
Janssen joined Tottenham from AZ Alkmaar after a goal-drenched season in which he scored 32 goals in 49 matches, including 27 in 34 in the Dutch Eredivisie.
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But the Holland international has failed to come anywhere close to matching those heights in England, with his 30 matches yielding just five goals, four of which have come from the penalty spot.
Janssen was once again overlooked for a place in the starting XI last weekend even though Harry Kane was unavailable for the Premier League home clash against Southampton.
Pochettino chose to field attacking midfielder Son Heung-Min as the spearhead of the attack, as goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli secured a 2-1.
The team are flying high in the Premier League and went into the international break in second place, although they are 10 points adrift of runaway leaders Chelsea.
Pochettino’s side are well placed to secure a second consecutive top-four finish and compete in next season’s Champions League.
In other Tottenham news, a striker has signed after Spurs agreed terms.