According to Record, Monterrey are in ‘advanced negotiations’ for Vincent Janssen and are ‘close to materialising’ a deal for the Tottenham striker. The Mexican club finished third in the Primera Division Liga MX Clausura after finishing fifth in the Liga MX Apertura and want a new centre-forward ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Janssen has struggled for form and playing time under Mauricio Pochettino and is expected to be moved on this summer as he only has one year remaining on his deal. Spurs will have to cash in on the 25-year-old rather than risk losing Janssen for nothing, but whether his future really lies in Mexico remains to be seen.
Monterrey may have the money to sign the Dutch international, having paid £13m for Rodolfo Pizarro and £11.84m for Maximiliano Meza in 2018/19, but they may not be able to convince Janssen to move away from Europe at his young age. In January, the Spurs striker had interest from Burnley, Real Betis and Schalke. This summer, he’s been linked with Anderlecht, Besiktas and Fenerbahce.
In my opinion, it’s hard to see Monterrey being top of Janssen’s list of clubs to sign, regardless of their finances and despite reports to the contrary.