Vincent Janssen first arrived at Tottenham in 2016 from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar. However, following loans to Turkey’s Fenerbahce he returned to the club at the beginning of last season. Janssen couldn’t earn a starting role because of Harry Kane, and even with the England star injured, stayed out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up.
Vincent Janssen played only 36 minutes in the Premier League
The team may have finished fourth in the league but Janssen remained out of the starting line-up for much of last season. Pochettino mostly preferred others like Lucas Moura and Llorente over the Dutch striker. As a result, he is expected to leave Tottenham this summer. Nobody expects the club to recoup the £17 million fee paid to Alkmaar in 2016.
Once part of the Feyenoord youth set-up, Vincent Janssen now approaches the prime of his career at 25 years of age and in a team where he doesn’t even get a look in.
Schalke could rescue the Dutch striker from his miserable Spurs stint
Bundesliga club Schalke maybe interested in offering a new platform to the Netherlands international. Janssen has surprisingly scored 7 goals in 17 appearances for the national side, proving his pedigree. This, coupled with the players performances at his previous clubs.
In his single season with AZ Alkmaar, Vincent Janssen scored 27 goals to win the golden boot in Eredevisie. Winning the Johan Cryuff trophy only increased his stock and immediately after the season, he was bought by Tottenham who thought they had found a new Van Persie.
It was not to be. Forever in the shadows of Harry Kane, the Dutch striker never found his feet under Pochettino. Even in the current season Janssen was only brought into the squad when Kane was out with a long-term injury. Schalke think they can get him back up to scratch by giving him the first team role he needs to regain his confidence.
Janssen’s contract runs out next summer and it seems unlikely he’d be willing to extend it. Selling him now is the only real option Tottenham have.
Here’s hoping they pay millions for our flop. COYS!