Date: 1st February 2019 at 4:00am
Written by: Alan Johnson

Vincent Janssen’s move away from Tottenham fell through on deadline day and his hopes of returning to the first-team under Mauricio Pochettino are slim. The 24-year-old has made just one appearance for Spurs in the last 18 months and has spent this season sidelined with a foot injury.

Janssen doesn’t have a squad number and was told by Pochettino that he doesn’t stand a chance of playing for the club again, but his failed move now means he’s set to rot away in the reserves. The centre-forward joined Tottenham from AZ Alkmaar in 2016, was loaned out to Fenerbahce in 2017, was frozen out upon his return in 2018 and finds his career in tatters in 2019.

There was plenty of interest on deadline day, with Real Betis, Schalke, Cardiff City and Burnley all rumoured to be keen on Janssen. But no deal with any side was agreed and now he’s forced to stay at a club that don’t want him. Even with Harry Kane’s lengthy injury layout, Janssen still won’t be selected to provide backup to Fernando Llorente.

Football.London believe Tottenham will try to move the striker on to clubs in Portugal, Russia, China, Austria, the Czech Republic, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Serbia, Poland and Ukraine as their transfer windows haven’t shut yet. Time will tell if Janssen gets his move, however.

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