By Richard Parks
Vincent Janssen has expressed his delight on Twitter after returning to training as he steps up his recovery from the foot injury that has sidelined him for three months.
The Tottenham striker, who is on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce, has been out of action since late last year and his long-term future is still in question.
But there was a promising sign for the Turkish club on Saturday evening as Janssen posted an image via his official Twitter account of him running again outside with a caption which reads: “Great feeling”.
— Vincent Janssen (@vincentjanssen) March 31, 2018
It has been reported that the Spurs medical team have been consulting with Fenerbahce on the rehabilitation of the Holland international, whose temporary employers are involved in a 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.
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. As he closes in on a return, the Dutchman 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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