Spurs academy graduate claims he is trying to follow in Vincent Janssen’s footsteps

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham academy forward Shayon Harrison has revealed that Vincent Janssen played a crucial part in his decision to join Almere City.

Harrison left Tottenham to join the Dutch second-tier side last summer and has scored seven goals in 22 appearances in all competitions this season (transfermarkt).

Janssen previously shined for Almere City earlier in his career before earning his move to AZ Alkmaar, where he won the Eredivisie golden boot, prompting interest from Tottenham.

Sadly, things didn’t work out for the Dutch international in North London as he was eventually sold to Mexican side FC Monterrey, where the 25-year-old is enjoying a renaissance.

While Janssen’s Spurs career might not have gone according to plan, he certainly seems to have been pivotal in encouraging Harrison to take the leap into Dutch football.

The 22-year-old Spurs academy graduate has revealed that he wishes to emulate Janssen’s rise from Almere to the Premier League.

Speaking to Planet Football, Harrison said: “He (Janssen) is a legend at Almere, where he started his career, so I sought his advice and he helped me with the decision to move here.

“I am trying to emulate his path, as Vinny went from Almere to AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie, and then to the Premier League.”

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Let’s hope things work out for young Harrison as he certainly has the talent to play at a higher level than the Dutch second division. Hopefully, he can shine for the side in the coming months and get the opportunity to return to England in the future.

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