Spurs striker Vincent Janssen has today confirmed his temporary departure from the club, having joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.

The Dutch forward signed for Spurs just one year ago, but struggled to make an impact in his debut season in England netting just 6 times in 38 appearances, only 2 of which were from open play.

Despite winning over fans with his team-play and high work-rate, Janssen found himself slipping further and further down the pecking order at Tottenham, having recently been left out of Mauricio Pochettino’s 21-man Champions League squad.

Additionally, Spurs signed experienced 32 year old Spanish striker Fernando Llorente on deadline-day last week, providing tough competition for first-team opportunities, with Janssen only likely to feature in the League Cup.

Now, it has been confirmed that the 22 year old will play in Turkey for Europa League outfit Fenerbahce in an attempt to resurrect his career.

The forward took to Instagram to announce the move, while also thanking Spurs fans for their support during a testing time in his professional life.


In the 11th hour on deadline-day, Brighton came close to securing Janssen’s services on a season-long loan, however SkySources came to understand that the young striker was determined to stay at Spurs and fight for his place.

Do you think this is a good idea? Will the experience help Janssen, or is this the beginning of the end for the Dutchman at Tottenham?

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