Vincent Janssen did not have to wait long to score for loan club Fenerbahce, unlike his long wait for a goal at Tottenham Hotspur.
After netting two in his opening month, he went several weeks without netting, before scoring his third of the season last week.
The Netherlands international joined the London club last year from AZ Alkmaar but was often overlooked by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, even when Harry Kane was absent through injury.
Janssen failed to replicate the goal-scoring touch he showed at AZ Alkmaar that earned him a move to Spurs last season. After a barren season, the striker decided to move to Turkey on a season-long loan and resurrect his stuttering career.
It’d be fair to say Fernando Llorente’s summer arrival from Swansea City forced the Dutchman out, but the Spaniard just broke his Spurs duck with a Champions League goal against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. Otherwise, Llorente has looked unimpressive in his appearances, failing to fit into Poch’s high-octane football philosophy.
Back to Janssen, the striker is currently enjoying life with Fenerbahce and recently spoke to the Turkish media about his future, and whether he’ll remain in Istanbul after his loan spell ends.
The on-loan Spurs forward gave a straightforward reply when asked if he will play for another season in Turkey.
“Of course if I get such an offer, I’ll think of what I’ll do from time to time. But it’s too early to talk about it. Now I have to focus on business,” Janssen told Hurriyet.
“I have to make my team fall for the team. At the end of the season, we will be able to assess the situation and of course, we can. But the fact is that I enjoy the great pleasure I have spent here,” he added.
Provided that this season is a hit, Janssen will have to make a decision on his future in the summer, which is to choose between Tottenham and Fenerbahce. Poch’s opinion will surely play a big part in any potential move but it is certain that the Dutchman wouldn’t want to return back to us to be Kane’s understudy.
I expect our manager to give Janssen another chance as he thoroughly deserves it. Llorente has proved to be a disappointment so far, but let’s hope the Spaniard gets back his confidence after scoring his first goal on Wednesday.