Most people expected Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen to be heading for pastures new before the European transfer windows shut at the end of this month.
???? @vincentjanssen has undergone minor foot surgery.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 21, 2018
His game time, lack of first-team inclusion that led to spending the season of 2017/18 out with Turkish side Fenerbahce and most recently he was stripped of the No 9 shirt and left off our squad lists for the coming campaign.
It all pointed to one thing, the 24-year-old was set for a move of some kind before silly season shuts up shop until January.
Tuesday afternoon, however, saw the club confirm that the player had undergone ‘minor foot surgery’ and whilst the Tweet confirmation didn’t include a timeframe, the expectation is ‘minor’ would still likely scupper a deal with just over a week remaining in the window.
With some fans taking the opportunity to have a pop, others were happy to wish him well and hoped for a quick recovery so his future could be sorted from all angles.
Fans been rather harsh considering……
— ChrisCOYS (@ChrisCOYS2) August 21, 2018
Janssen is my fav player in football. So I wish he would have worked out for us.
— Mike Achtereekte (@mikeatrack) August 21, 2018
Oh he’s still here.
— Matt (@ffsEriksen) August 21, 2018
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) August 21, 2018
Yeah mate we’re keeping him as a super secret weapon for Champions League games ????????
— Sam Burgess ???? (@Sam_J_Burgess) August 21, 2018
He hasn't even got a squad number lmao
— c (@AIdertonghen) August 21, 2018
Bad situation for him. According to his Instagram the doctors in Turkey did not think he would need surgery, so he just rehabbed and played through the pain. Once back at Spurs the doctors said he should have had surgery so he has basically wasted a year playing hurt
— Regularly scheduled Stopspot (@ElStopSpot) August 21, 2018
I’d still play him ahead of Sissoko ???? …. even if he was in a cast
— Jon flaherty (@flaz1969) August 21, 2018
He’s still here, nice
— Daniel. (@Danderweireld) August 21, 2018
Get well soon Vinny
— Bex ???????? (@B3x_Graphics) August 21, 2018
— Matt Ford (@MattFord87) August 21, 2018