It’s probably not going to come as a surprise to any Tottenham Hotspur fan but the future of Vincent Janssen looks set to be away from White Hart Lane – whenever we might return there.
It’s long been believed that the 24-year-old’s future lay away from the club under you were hiding under a rock as since his reported big-money £17million arrival (some claim higher) from AZ Alkmaar back in the summer of 2016, he really failed to impress and adjust to the Premier League and Spurs have only called on his services 39 times since then. The vast majority of those showings were from the substitutes bench, and he’s only returned six goals in that time.
Some moves just don’t work out and this is clearly one of them and he spent 2017/18 out on loan with Fenerbahce, to mixed success.
The announcement of Tottenham’s shirt numbers and 25 man squad for the year saw him dropped from the list and he’s lost his No 9 shirt, and that can surely mean he’s set for departures new on a permanent basis before the closure of the overall transfer window.
In fairness, I doubt anyone won’t think it’s for the best and whilst some on social media talk about how harsh he’s been treated – if we plan on him moving out, why go to the trouble of allocating a shirt number?
Poor guy been treated awful by poch and the club
— Adam Houckham (@adman1981) August 14, 2018
Sounds a lot more harsh than it actually is.
— Matt (@WhiteHartDane1) August 14, 2018
Can't help but feel sorry for the guy… does he REALLY deserve this treatment? Fener have picked up Ayew and Slimani – can't see him going back there now?
— ???????????????? ???????????????????????????????? (@matthius23) August 14, 2018
Better than Llorente
— Bekid Ncube (@Bekidsk_21) August 14, 2018
Good riddance terrible attitude
— ???????????????? (@THFC_99) August 14, 2018
The dead wood like Janssen, Sissoko, Llorente and N'koudou should have been sold immediately this window and replaced with better quality players. It's why we constantly fall short. Compare City's non starters to ours. It's a frightening difference
— Tom Donnison (@TomDonnison) August 14, 2018
Of for sure – but he hasn’t even been spotted at Hotspur Way? Not even a single picture or anything? Is he training with the youth squad?
— Ryan (@ryan_moniz) August 14, 2018
Feel for the lad. I wish him well.
— A D Bryan (@ADZMBV2_0) August 14, 2018
How do you know? Seemed to have turned a corner at the end of the season before last. Scored a goal and everyone was happy for him. He then gets rewarded with a loan away.
— Geri Saccomanno (@gericalo) August 14, 2018
Maybe there is some debate on whether he deserved more shots from the start of the game, maybe there’s something in the belief he didn’t want to be here. The move didn’t work, he hasn’t made himself unavailable to play to my knowledge and not giving a shirt number to someone who’s not in our plans isn’t harsh.
The only thing to debate really is, does the decision to remove his shirt number effect possible negotiations or have we accepted we’ll take the first offer?