Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on from the sidelines

By Harry Sykes

Vincent Janssen has been given a Tottenham stay of execution by manager Mauricio Pochettino, according to a report.

The Mail claim that Spurs have decided to give the striker, 23, one more season at White Hart Lane after a wretched debut campaign.

It is said that Pochettino’s decision will likely end the club’s attempts to add a new centre-forward to their playing ranks this summer.

The Holland international was signed for £17million from FC Twente last summer but failed to live up his price tag or his reputation in a campaign in which he scored just two Premier League goals and only six in all competitions.

His disappointing campaign raised questions over his future at Spurs as Pochettino looks for top calibre cover for main man Harry Kane.

But the Argentine is keen to given Janssen further opportunities to prove he can still make an impact at White Hart Lane.

Football Insider verdict:

Credit to Pochettino for his loyalty, and for his trust in the ability of his highly rated coaching staff to make Janssen the striker Spurs hoped him to be when he arrived from Holland 12 months ago. But not even the Argentine alchemist can turn water into wine. Janssen does not have the mobility or touch to send tremors through Premier League defences. His one-dimensional style is a useful bench weapon, but little more than that. Spurs will live to regret their decision not to be more ruthless and source a striker who would be more adequate cover for Kane.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are close to securing this 22-year-old’s signature.

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