Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen appears to be moving closer to the exit door as interest from French club Marseille may grant him a lifeline, as per reports from the Mirror.
The Dutch striker has joined Spurs only last summer from AZ Alkmaar in a £17million deal. However, he failed to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League and struggled to perform at the top of his abilities.
Janssen scored just 6 goals all season for Spurs with just two of them coming in the Premier League. Of these two, one was a penalty – this is enough stat to say how much he struggled to adapt to the Premier League.
The club too is willing to hear the options and cash in on the player. Lazio were interested in a loan move for the player but the Lilywhites want to cut their losses and move on by selling him outright.
It seems highly unlikely that we would be able to recoup the money spent on Janssen. Even in this inflated market, the Dutch international may not attract a higher bid but Spurs are ready to cash in as Janssen failed to impress manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Irrespective of Janssen’s move away from the club, Pochettino is in the market for an attacking option. Backup for Kane is on top of his priority list and Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao was mentioned as one of the options. Kane has a firm grip on the starting role in the side but Janssen had enough chances to make it his own. In the League Cup and the FA Cup matches that he played, Janssen did very little to support that theory.
Even when Kane was injured, Pochettino was happy to use Son Heung-min as a backup option and not Janssen. The South Korean forward grabbed his chance with both hands and that sealed the Dutchman’s fate. The 23-year-old is not as bad as his performances indicate but it is very competitive within the Tottenham team. For his own good, it is better if he chooses a different club and resurrects his flagging career. Will that be Marseille? We’ll have to wait to see.