Date: 5th July 2019 at 3:00pm
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Vincent Janssen is expected to leave Tottenham after struggling for form and playing time ever since his move from AZ Alkmaar in 2016. The 25-year-old has scored only six goals in 42 games in all competitions and has made only four Premier League appearances in the last two seasons.

Mauricio Pochettino has no place for Jannsen in the side and will accept offers for him this summer, but the Tottenham boss is struggling to find suitors which could force him into making another embarrassing U-turn.

Janssen was left out of the Champions League squad, banished from the first-team, stripped of his No.9 shirt and made available for sale in January. He failed to secure a move, and amid an injury crisis in April, Pochettino would eventually make a U-turn on the Dutch international.

He brought him back into the first-team, reinstated his No.9 shirt and gave him a handful of appearances during the last few weeks of the season. Despite the 25-year-old’s reprieve, Janssen was still on the transfer list and would be sold for the right price over the summer.

No club appear willing to meet his £7.1m valuation and £1.77m-a-year wage demands, however, which could see Pochettino make another U-turn on Janssen – Nat Hayward of Sky Sports believes Janssen could stay on at Tottenham as backup next season. Time will tell if that prediction rings true.

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8 Replies to “Opinion: Mauricio Pochettino could make another embarrassing U-turn on Tottenham man”

  • Janssen was never given a chance, good player and decent bloke, he is always a strong presence on the field, he needs his confidence building, we should keep him and play him, if he wants to stay, I wouldnt blame him if he didnt, he has been badly treated and t reflects badly on Spurs and Poch.

    • Never given a chance? What are you talk about…he had several chances when Kane was out injured and he produced absolutely zero in front of goal. It’s all very tired and old hat to point fingers at the manager or club for a player basically not doing their job…if we weren’t winning games, making the top four and reaching the Champions League final people like you would be calling for Poch’s head. I’m sure he’s a lovely guy but he’s absolute tat at being a Premier League level striker…fact! We’d expect the manager not to play the guy who can’t score for love nor money and move them on…it’s reflects far worse on Janssen that after being loaned out he still can’t drum up interest for someone to buy him. That’s why he didn’t get the squad place and I’d imagine that was just as much a message to his agent that he couldn’t just sit around taking the wage.

  • Pochettino and Jansen just don’t see eye to eye which is a pity as I think Jensen would thrive with Ndombele’s pass and through balls ability. Maybe Levy and Poche are thinking the same lol, If not then Levy should drop the 7.1 mil if that’s what it is and except 4 or 5. Just let the guy go it’s not fair on Jansen to be seen playing in our under 23’s or who ever, it’s also not fair to Poche to keep Jansen around, plus we need to free up the wage bill.

  • Janssen needs to get goals under hes belt he never scores that’s the problem runs around a lot with no end product ( i can do that ) time to let him go sadly another dud

  • Trouble is he never gets a run of games to build his confidence (which is obviously low) but he is a tryer. Reminds me of the same situation years ago with Darren Bent under Harry Redknapp. Sold him to Sunderland and he went on to score 25 goals that season for them. Too many people so quick to put players down and don’t give them time to show what they are capable of. They need a bit of luck along the way too. I for one would give him another chance to show what he can do if he wants to stay. You don’t just become a bad player overnight. Money saved on buying a replacement could be put to better use elsewhere in the team.

  • The basic problem seems to be the same whoever we bring in. They can’t play like Kane and we can’t adjust to play to their strengths. I have a suspicion it doesn’t matter how many we bring in they will all fail.

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