Dutch news outlet HLN is reporting that Eredivisie side Anderlecht are willing to take Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen back to the Netherlands. The 25 year old arrived at the White Hart Lane amid much fanfare but has since been out of the team under Mauricio Pochettino.
Once a hero, Vincent Janssen is lost at Tottenham
In a single season with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar during 2015-16, Janssen plundered the most goals in the league. This prompted Tottenham to splash out the cash for him, hoping a competitor for Harry Kane will emerge. Since signing for Tottenham in 2016 as the Dutch league top scorer and winner of the Johan Cruyff trophy, he has lost his way.
Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t seem to trust the striker very much, playing other strikers like Fernando Llorente or even Lucas Moura whenever Harry Kane wasn’t fit. In the Premier League Janssen could accumulate no more than 36 minutes throughout the season, highlighting his sad story.
A board member of the Belgian Pro League club has suggested that a move for Janssen is close, which will give the striker the perfect chance to get back to his glory days when in the Eredivisie.
– HLN via ninetyminutesonline.com
Anderlecht to rescue the Dutch striker from London
Tottenham paid £17 million for Janssen, which makes him one of the costlier purchases of the season. However, the club has failed to refurbish his sinking career. A season on loan with Turkish side Fenerbahce didn’t do anything to turn his fortunes around. His time has been so bad in London that he is linked in player swap deals.
The Dutch media now claims the young striker will return to familiar surroundings and hope to establish himself again. Anderlecht can be a good place to do so if they are willing to pay at least £10 million in transfer fee for Tottenham.