Tottenham Hotspur are ‘desperate’ to offload striker Vincent Janssen during the summer transfer window, according to reports by Football London.
The website’s Spurs Correspondent, Alasdair Gold, insists that there will be no repeat of January’s failed attempt to sell the Dutch forward come the end of the season.
Gold has suggested that Janssen’s introduction back into the Tottenham squad was a ‘token gesture’, and that Mauricio Pochettino will do all he can to recoup a fee for the 24-year-old.
The striker made the move to White Hart Lane from AZ Alkmaar for £17million back in 2016, and has failed to make an impression in a Spurs shirt.
Janssen has played second fiddle to one of Europe’s most deadly forwards though, as Tottenham have benefited from having Harry Kane in their ranks.
When he joined Spurs, Janssen arrived highly rated after notching 27 goals in 34 league appearances.
Since then the 24-year-old has started just seven times in the Premier League for Tottenham, with 21 further outings as a substitute, scoring just twice.
Janssen did spend last season on loan with Fenerbahce, finding the net four times in his 16 appearances, and is now set for a permanent move away from Spurs.
Having not featured at all this season, Gold’s claim of his reintegration into the Tottenham squad being a ‘token gesture’ seems accurate.
Given his lack of game time over the past three years, Spurs may struggle to recoup the full fee they paid for Janssen, but a transfer from the London outfit would be best for both parties.