Now on-loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce, Spurs striker Vincent Janssen has stated he is still looking for a future at Tottenham despite slipping down the pecking order at the North-London club.
The 23 year old forward joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar in a £17 million move last Summer, but struggled to adapt to life in England scoring just 6 goals in 38 appearances, only 2 of which from open play.
Now, in his second season at the club, the young forward was recently omitted from Tottenham’s 21-man Champions League squad, while veteran striker Fernando Llorente was also brought in, providing tough competition for places.
With only League Cup football a realistic opportunity for Janssen to find some game-time, it had appeared that after just little over 12 months since joining Tottenham his time may have already come to an end at the club.
After rejecting a loan deal with Brighton on transfer deadline-day, the Dutch forward has instead now found himself on his way to Turkey to join Fenerbahce, also on a temporary move.
Speaking to beIN, the striker revealed that he still has hope for a future at Tottenham and that he is ready to put last season’s struggles behind him.
“The transfer happened on the last day,” He explained upon his arrival in Turkey. “There’s been a lot of rumours before already and in the end I was happy I could make this transfer.”
“There were a lot of opportunities before but I’m happily here now. Of course, last year was not what I wanted, but that was last year.”
“I have to look at the future and I have to continue. I want to play, I want to improve myself, and I want to be important for the team.”
Janssen made his debut for Fenerbahce during Saturday’s first ever home defeat to Basaksehir, coming on as a sub in the 64th minute, but unable to impact on what was an eventual 3-2 loss.
Former Spur Emmanuel Adebayor was also involved in the match, both playing and scoring for Basaksehir.
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