Date: 31st May 2019 at 11:00pm
Written by: Alan Johnson

Vincent Janssen is expected to be on his way out of Tottenham this summer after struggling for playing time under Mauricio Pochettino. The 24-year-old spent the majority of the season injured and out of the matchday squad until April, but Janssen reportedly has interest from Russia despite the lack of activity in 2018/19.

According to Russian outlet Championat, Lokomotiv Moscow are interested in the Dutch international and want to capitalise on his signature at Spurs by signing him for a cut price. The report says he’s valued at £7.1m now – £10m less than Tottenham paid for Janssen two years ago. With the striker out of contract in 2020, Spurs need to cash in now rather than risk losing him for nothing next year.

The 24-year-old doesn’t have a future at Tottenham, having made just four appearances since May 2017, so there’s no chance of a new deal being agreed. That means Janssen has to be sold this summer. Spurs will save £1.77m-a-year on wages when the Dutchman leaves and will make some money back on his transfer fee, so Lokomotiv Moscow could have success in landing their man for cheap.

Janssen has scored just six goals in 42 games since joining Tottenham from AZ Alkmaar in 2016.

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