Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen came within seconds of moving to Premier League new boys Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. on the deadline day but the deal fell apart in the early hours of the morning after the Dutch international rejected the move and decided to stay back with the North Londoners, according to Sky Sports.
Janssen was playing for his national side during the international break and has taken the social media to express his disappointment at Netherlands’ embarrassing 4-0 loss to France in what was a horrible performance by the Dutch.
Janssen’s post on Instagram was about the Netherlands match where he said that they had a difficult night in Paris and that they will be back on Sunday. Spurs fans were quick to see the silver lining and went positive about him staying back at the club.
The 23-year-old joined Tottenham only last year and was seen as a back-up for Harry Kane. His previous scoring record and potential gave hopes to all the fans who thought that we, at last, had a backup striker.
Sadly, it wasn’t the case and Janssen had a really tough first season after joining from AZ Alkmaar. He could score only six goals all season with just two of those coming in the Premier League. One of those goals he scored in the league was a penalty, highlighting his struggle to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.
He was thought to be moving away in the summer transfer window and Chris Hughton’s side were thought to be the front-runners. By rejecting the move in the wee hours, Janssen has stated his objective of staying back and fighting for his place.
Is This The Right Move For Janssen?
Tottenham have gone on to strengthen their striking options in the transfer window by signing Fernando Llorente from Swansea City. The Spanish striker is a well-oiled goal machine and is seen as a perfect backup for Kane. Where does that leave Janssen?
There will be enough chances for the Dutchman to impress but they will be much lesser than last season. He needs to grab them and make the most of his limited chances to get back into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
Did Vincent Janssen do a good thing by staying back?
Juan Foyth names former Manchester United star as his idol while growing up
Juan Foyth scored the winner in Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The youngster has been drafted into the Spurs first-team due to the injuries to Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.
Despite a lack of Premier League minutes, the Argentine did well against Wolverhampton Wanderers but he gave away a couple of penalties.
The youngster was much better in the game against the Eagles and recently claimed an ex-Premier League defender was his choice when playing with friends.
The 20-year-old was quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“My idol when I was young was Kaka, but playing with friends, I always played centre-back and I’d say, ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’. But I don’t know why.
“I was young, but I know he was an amazing centre-back. I’d play PlayStation and when I’d play with friends I’d say ‘I’m Rio Ferdinand’, but I don’t remember the games.”
The former Leeds United and Manchester United defender was one of the best during his playing days, and the Englishman won almost everything there is in club football.
Foyth has had a great start to his Premier League career with Tottenham, but the youngster has a long way to go before he can emulate the former defender.
For now, the former Estudiantes player’s stock is on the rise, and playing in the Premier League certainly is a big deal for the 20-year-old.
“Since when I was a kid, my dream was playing in the Premier League, so I’m enjoying it.”
Tottenham head into the international break with a spot firmly placed in the top four. Our next game is a huge clash against Chelsea at Wembley, and it will be interesting to see who plays in our defence on 24 November.
Tottenham set to receive transfer blow as Juventus steals a march for 19-year-old rising star
Tottenham face a huge task in signing Matthijs de Ligt as Juventus want Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, to discuss a possible transfer with the club director Fabio Paratici, according to Calciomercato (h/t Football.london).
De Ligt is one of the highest rated players current in Ajax and has been linked with Tottenham, as per the report.
Manchester City and Barcelona are also interested in the 19-year-old. The Italian report adds that De Ligt has accepted an invitation from the Serie A giants to visit the club too.
Tottenham could count on their relationship with Ajax regarding players signed in recent years. Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen all joined Spurs from the Dutch giants, while Toby Alderweireld is a former Ajax player too.
Of course, it would be difficult to get into a bidding war with the two European giants. However, playing under one of the brightest managers in football could have its own benefits for a player like De Ligt.
Juan Foyth and Sanchez have gotten better under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. Hopefully, this factor and playing in possibly the toughest league in the world can sway De Ligt’s transfer to our direction.
“It is strange that Daniel asked for details like this” – Mauricio Pochettino surprised about his inputs for new stadium
Spurs expected to play at the new ground in September, however, the stadium has been hit by many delays and we are unsure when it will be ready for use.
Pochettino has seen Spurs start the Premier League season well and we are five points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games.
The Argentine was quoted by the Mirror about Levy asking him for some inputs related to the stadium:
“It is strange that Daniel asked for some details like this because he is the architect and he loves this kind of thing.
“But yes, he asked, because we are the professionals and afterwards we are going to be using those different things at the stadium.”
Spurs were recently given clearance to play at Wembley till the end of the current campaign, should the stadium not be ready before the 2019-20 season, as per the Mirror.
We played all our home games at Wembley last season, and the new stadium certainly is taking much longer than expected to be completed.
Tottenham will have one of the best grounds in football once our new home is ready. Hopefully, Pochettino can lead us to a few titles once the venue is open.