Vincent Janssen is reportedly keen on exiting Tottenham Hotspur in January after rejecting deadline day moves to join West Brom and Brighton.
According to a report by The Sun, Vincent Janssen is likely to exit Spurs in January despite snubbing deadline day moves to join West Brom and Brighton this summer. Although the Dutch striker is understood to be keen to stay back, he might be forced to move due to a shortage of first-team activity.
Managing to earn a profit on a player like Janssen would have been good business for Daniel Levy. A loan move to Brighton was also being considered but nothing materialized this time, thus leading to speculation that he could move from the club next year.
The former AZ Alkmaar striker first came into the public eye after his imperious performance against the England national team in a friendly back in March 2016. His goal and assist helped Netherlands hand a shock defeat to an English team that was in fiery form at that point.
In fact, Janssen was prolific for AZ Alkmaar as the striker scored 29 goals and registered four assists in 43 appearances for the club across competitions, following which he earned an international call-up. He then rose to the occasion and notched up three fine goals in five games for the Netherlands national team.
The Dutchman is clearly a pure central striker and a clinical finisher, and he even ended the 2015/16 season as the top scorer in the Eredivisie. However, Janssen then sealed a move to Spurs only last year but things have not worked out for him under Mauricio Pochettino.
When he signed for the club, it was quite obvious that he would not be a first team regular for Tottenham immediately. Harry Kane was and will continue to be Spurs’ main man in the Premier League. The Englishman is now an indispensable member of the club, due to which Janssen was brought in to play a back-up role for Kane.
That saw a dip in the youngster’s form and his natural game took a hit since he was used to playing a more central role at his previous club. He has failed to find his feet back ever since, and could be on his way out of the club in January. A loan to Galatasaray could also be on the cards for Janssen but it remains to be seen how that pans out.
He could attempt to change Pochettino’s mind by fighting hard for a spot this season, but considering the present situation and Janssen’s form, it seems highly unlikely.