Vincent Janssen is expected to be sold by Tottenham this summer, ending a nightmarish three years at the club. He celebrated his third anniversary on Wednesday, having made 42 appearances in all competitions and scoring six goals for his troubles, and won’t look back fondly on his time at Spurs.
The feel may be mutual, however. Tottenham paid £17m to procure his signature from AZ Alkmaar and agreed a four-year-deal worth £1.77m-a-year/£34k-per-week. Janssen hasn’t scored a first-team goal under Mauricio Pochettino in more than two years. He last netted against Bournemouth on April 15, 2017, having come off the bench in the final few minutes of the game.
Since that moment, Janssen has taken home £3.64m from Tottenham without adding to his goal tally. He’s made more appearances in the last two years for Fenerbahce (loan) than he has for the Lilywhites and will cost them £10m if he’s sold for £7m as reported. Fenerbahce and Lokomotiv Moscow are two clubs interested, but time will tell where Janssen ends up.
He’s been short of form, short of confidence and may be short of suitors as a result. Spurs have paid a total of £22.3m for a player with only six goals in three years, but that should come to an end in the coming weeks.