Date: 23rd November 2017 at 7:53am
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Is there a way back?

Vincent Janssen was bought by THFC in August 2016, on the back of a very successful season in the Dutch league. At the time, the purchase was intended to strengthen our attacking options.

Hopefully, at the very least, Janssen would provide adequate cover for Harry Kane, and at best, competition for his place.Back then, several questions about his suitability were raised. An evident lack of pace, a very limited experience of senior football, and a very small sample size of success in a weaker league were the main concerns raised.

On the other hand, Janssen’s physicality, power, ability to hold up play and heading prowess were signs of hope that he could become a force in the Premier League. As we all know, Vincent struggled mightily in his first season. Some pointed to his lack of opportunities as a reason, while others questioned whether he was ever good enough in the first place.

Regardless of the opinion, Janssen finished the season very short of confidence, which is never a good thing for a striker.During the last transfer window, the club decided to hedge their bets and buy Fernando Llorente on deadline day. Vincent Janssen was unceremoniously loaned out to Fenerbahce in Turkey shortly after.

The loan was intended to help Janssen rediscover his scoring touch, and re-establish his confidence in a weaker league – essentially, recreating an environment similar to the Dutch league, where he had enjoyed success. At best, it would help him become better and give him a path to the first team at Spurs.

In a slightly less positive scenario, the move would at least rebuild his value in view of an upcoming transfer. Yet nobody really wanted to consider the possibility of him failing altogether.Janssen started his Turkish adventure by scoring 2 goals in his first 3 games.

Sadly, he hasn’t scored since, and has now gone more than 2 months without finding the net.

The question is: is there a way back for Vincent Janssen?

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