Vincent Janssen expects to shortly complete a move from AZ Alkmaar to Tottenham after suggesting that both clubs are close to reaching an agreement.
Janssen – who scored a penalty for Holland in their 2-1 win at Wembley in March – had returned for the start of pre-season training, but in an interview with local media suggested a deal was now close.
The 23-year-old who was the top scorer in the Dutch league last season with 27 goals said his goodbyes to his team-mates earlier today and is now set to travel to London to finally complete his move which is now said to be close to AZ’s asking price of 17million Euros.
Quoted by Algemeen Dagblad, in an online article including photos of the player apparently saying his goodbyes at the training ground, Janssen confirmed: “I won’t train with AZ any more. The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.
“I am glad that it is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs.
“The competition appeals to me and the plan of the coach is similar to the plan that AZ boss John van den Brom shared with me a year ago at AZ.
“It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step.”
Tottenham are aiming to reinforce their attacking options to help alleviate the pressure on main frontman Harry Kane ahead of a Champions League campaign. I’ve already backed Kane to score more than 20 goals this season using my FanDuel promocode.
Janssen is sure he can work alongside the England striker and help bag the goals for Spurs.
“Harry Kane? People can say what they want, but I am not afraid of (competition from) anybody. He is a great striker, but we naturally will see how it goes,” the Dutch forward added.
“We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him.”
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