Vincent Janssen has confirmed that he is joining Tottenham Hotspur and insisted that he is not afraid of the competition from Spurs favourite Harry Kane.
Sky Sports claimed this morning that Tottenham were close to agreeing a fee with AZ Alkmaar for the Dutch striker, after having a £15m bid rejected last week.
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Janssen has verified those reports by revealing that his dream move to White Hart Lane – the only destination ever in his mind – is only a phone call away.
He told Algemeen Dagblad, via Sky Sports: “I won’t train with AZ anymore. The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.
“I’m glad that it is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs. The competition appeals to me and the plan of the coach is similar to the plan that AZ boss John van den Brom shared with me a year ago at AZ.
“It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step.”
The 22-year-old was the leading scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals, and has found the net three times in five caps for the Netherlands senior team.
He will finally provide Spurs with some support for Harry Kane, who has carried Tottenham’s attack for the last two seasons, scoring 20+ Premier League goals in each.
But Janssen is not coming to play second fiddle to the England star. While he wants to learn from Kane, he does not fear the competition and feels he can play alongside the homegrown hero.
Sky Sports quote him as telling Algemeen Dagblad: “Harry Kane? People can say what they want but I’m not afraid of anybody. He is a great striker but we will see how it goes. We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him.”
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