Date: 15th August 2018 at 7:00am
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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?

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?