Former Spurs flop helps club to lift historic treble

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Vincent Janssen ranks up there as one of the worst acquisitions Tottenham have made in recent years.

Tottenham Hotspur paid £17m for the striker’s services in the summer of 2016 after he finished as the Eredivisie top scorer with AZ Alkmaar.

However, it soon became clear that the striker did not have the quality to cut it in the English top-flight and after an unsuccessful loan spell with Fenerbahce, he was eventually sold to Mexican side, Monterrey in the summer of 2019.

The Dutch striker has now enjoyed a bit of redemption following his failings in North London as he has helped Monterrey to a historic treble.

A 1-0 triumph over Tijuana this week means the club have become only the second Mexican team to hold the league, the domestic cup and the CONCACAF Champions League at the same time.

The striker has certainly not had a prolific season by any means finding the back of the net just once in ten matches for the club in the Liga Mx (transfermarkt.com).

However, he can now boast of an achievement that very few players in world football can.

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