Tottenham reportedly want to sign in-form duo, fans will be worried about Janssen mark II
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are eyeing up summer swoops for in-form Ajax pair Davy Klaasen and Joel Veltman, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim the London giants are “taking a keen interest” in attacking midfielder Klaasen and right-back Veltman.
It is said that Spurs are keeping close tabs on the Dutch duo as they face the prospect of being priced out of the market in their pursuit of Premier League targets.
The Telegraph report that Tottenham fear they do not have the financial muscle to sign Wilfried Zaha, who Crystal Palace are preparing to £120,000-a-week, or Ross Barkley, who Everton have slapped a £50million price tag on as the possibility of a summer exit increases.
With Manchester United also leading the race to sign Burnley’s Michael Keane, Spurs are looking at alternative markets as they look to reshape their squad this summer.
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Klaasen and Veltman have caught their attention on the back of impressive campaigns for Ajax, who face Manchester United in the Europa League final next Wednesday.
However, Spurs fans will be concerned at the prospect of a situation similar to that of Vincent Janssen, who arrived at White Hart Lane for £18million from AZ Alkmaar after running amok in the Dutch league.
But Janssen has scored only two Premier League goals this season, and just six in total – four of which have been penalties – and has struggled to replicated his form in the Eredivisie, where he scored 27 times in 34 matches last season.
Like Janssen, Klaasen, 24, and Veltman, 25, are Holland internationals with their best years ahead of them.
They have been mainstays of an Ajax side that lost out to Feyenoord by only one point for the Eredivisie title but can seal a memorable campaign with victory against favourites United.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have opened shock talks to sign a Barcelona icon who has had a storming season.