Tottenham finally set to complete signing of £16m striker this week

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to conclude a deal for AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen this week after a prolonged transfer saga.

The Dutch striker was the star of the Eredivisie last season having scored 27 goals for his side, which in turn gained him attention from around Europe.

Amongst those interested parties is Spurs, with the 22-year-old making it clear throughout the summer that he wishes to move to White Hart Lane, as noted by The Sun.

The report adds that both Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham United among others tried to snatch the forward out of Tottenham’s grasp, but it looks as though a deal will finally be reached between the two clubs this week in a deal worth around £16m.

Janssen has been clear that his desire was to join Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but The Sun notes that AZ had hoped that a bidding war would break out between the interested parties with PSG capable of offering big money if necessary.

While the player has been left frustrated by the hold up in the move, it looks as though he’ll finally get his wish and take a step closer to moving to north London ahead of the new season.

It will be a welcome boost for Spurs, as they were forced to rely heavily on Harry Kane last season, with the England international scoring 25 Premier League goals.

That was undoubtedly a more than respectable tally, but it wasn’t enough to keep Spurs in the title hunt as they eventually finished in third place.

In turn, Pochettino will be keen to bolster his options up front ahead of the upcoming campaign, and Janssen has been singled out as the man to provide quality and depth for weeks now and Spurs could well be edging closer to taking him to White Hart Lane.

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