Menu

Tottenham target to snub PSG in favour of switch to White Hart Lane

AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen is reportedly set to snub a move to Paris Saint-Germain in favour of a move to Tottenham this summer.

The Dutch international lit up the Eredivisie last season, scoring 27 goals to take the award for top goalscorer, and in turn it has led to interest from around Europe.

Despite having a contract until 2019, the Dutch outfit have started discussions with PSG, but the player has informed the Ligue 1 champions that he would prefer to move to England, as reported by L’Equipe.

That takes him closer to Spurs who have been pushing to sign him all summer, as Mauricio Pochettino eyes reinforcements at White Hart Lane ahead of next season.

Having relied heavily on Harry Kane last year, with the England forward scoring 25 goals, his coach is keen to add depth and quality up front and that has resulted in Janssen emerging as a priority.

After an initial €18m was rejected by Alkmaar, Spurs are expected to offer an improved bid to help push through a deal and wrap up the transfer.

It is added from a PSG perspective that they will switch their focus to Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, which in turn would leave the door open for Spurs to complete their preferred move.

Pochettino’s men finished third in the Premier League last season, and will be desperate to remain competitive and improve on their success last time out.

More Stories Vincent Janssen