After week of transfer turmoil, Tottenham Hotspurs have finally unveiled their latest addition to the squad in the name of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar for a reported sum of ₤ 18 million. This is spurs second signing of the season after Victor Wanyama who was singed form Southampton for around ₤ 11 million.
The North London club has been heavily active in this summer’s transfer window as the management looks to strengthen their squad and increase their bench strength because Spurs will have to play Champions League after a stellar campaign where they defied all the expectations to finish third in the primer league. So what does singing this lad means to Spurs and what will be his role in the Mauricio Pochettino revolution.
The 22 year old striker is a Dutch international and has also represented his country’s senior team on several occasions. He was signed by AZ Alkmaar for just a mere sum of ₤ 340,000 a year ago. The ace Striker came into the eyes of North London club when he impressed everyone with one goal and assist leading to three lions defeat at their own home ground Wembley.
He also enjoyed a stellar campaign at club level where he scored a whopping 27 goals in just 34 league matches that truly showcases his eye for the goals.
A bargain for the Spurs
Tottenham were able to seal the deal for him after their two bids were rejected but this player with his tremendous capabilities looks like a bargain even at the sum of ₤ 18 million regarding what other teams have spend in the near past on the players with a proven goal scoring experience in Dutch league.
What can he do for Tottenham?
One thing is sure that Janssen will not be able to score bundles of goals like he scored last year as the standard of premier league is way higher than the Dutch league but Tottenham Hotspurs have a history of singing players form Dutch league who became superstars at North London club.
Tussle for the spot
Janssen knows that he will not be a starter for the English outing as they have the premier league’s best goalscorer with them and considers Dutch Striker as the backup plan but Janssen will surely have other ideas as he is all set to fight for his place in the club which will surely prove beneficial for Spurs with two proven goal scorers fighting for a spot in the team.