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“I left Tottenham to win trophies here” – On-loan Spurs Flop Aims A Dig At His Parent Club

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Tottenham Hotspur outcast and Fenerbahce’s on-loan striker Vincent Janssen has insisted that the main reason he left the North London club this summer, was to win trophies.

The young Dutch striker joined Tottenham last season amid much fanfare in a £17million deal from AZ Alkmaar in July 2016. His exploits in the Dutch League gave hope to the fans that they have finally signed someone to support Harry Kane up front.

But Janssen proved to be more of a Roberto Soldado than a Harry Kane and failed to win the hearts of the Tottenham faithful. He could manage only 2 goals in the Premier League and just 6 in all competitions. Most of them came from the penalty spot – a true indicator of his struggles at the White Hart Lane.

When Spurs decided to sign Fernando Llorente on the deadline day this summer, the writing was on the wall for Janssen; if not earlier. With his game time being limited, the Dutch youngster took up the chance of reinvigorating his stalled career in the Turkish Super Lig, with Fenerbahce.

A signing ceremony was held at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium on Friday and the on-loan striker has revealed his reasons for coming to Fenerbahce.

“I left Tottenham to win trophies here, that is my main drive,” Janssen told reporters, as quoted by Football365.

“I have never won a trophy in my career so that is my goal. I really want to win a trophy here, the whole team is driven for success.”

The forward has enjoyed a great start to his Fenerbahce career, having scored two goals in his first two starts for the side. That included a goal in the derby win over arch-rivals Besiktas which was marred by five players receiving their marching orders.

The Dutch international had a lot of offers to join fellow Premier League sides during the summer. West Bromwich Albion were interested in landing the striker while newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion showed the best interest of the lot.

However, Janssen decided that his career needed a move abroad and chose to go to Istanbul by joining Fenerbahce. Looking at the start he made to his life in Turkey, he seems to have found the right environment to excel.

Does this mean he still can make a name at Spurs? On-loan players generally have the option of going back to their parent club after impressing during the loan. The case of Janssen is different as Mauricio Pochettino may have already decided to offload him.

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