Max Huiberts, AZ Alkmaar’s Director of Football, has said that there was nothing wrong with the fee his club wanted from Spurs for Dutch striker Vincent Janssen and that they are happy with the deal.
Janssen was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season for the Dutch club, but has yet to score in the Premier League for Tottenham, with his only goal coming against Gillingham in the EFL Cup.
Despite that, Huiberts believes Janssen will start scoring for the Londoners and whilst he thinks the club did well to get the fee they did for the striker, he does not think he was over-priced.
He said: “Afterwards I thought: ‘wow, nice, we have done well’. Yeah, I was relieved that it was completed well.” he told AZ Speaks (via Voetbal Primeur)
“The buyers, Vincent Janssen, and we were very satisfied. But I also understand the fans who think we have lost a very good player. That just happens, that we have to deal with in the Dutch league. It was said that it was ridiculous that we asked more than 10 million for Vincent because he plays for AZ. But then I think why?
“It was said that it was ridiculous that we asked more than 10 million for Vincent because he plays for AZ. But then I think why? He is the top scorer of the Netherlands and the number one striker of Oranje.
“Vincent was the top of the Eredivisie already, I am sure that he will adapt quickly to the level of the Premier League.”
Janssen is expected to challenge for a starting spot this weekend up front, with Harry Kane out injured but former Bayer Leverkusen man Heung-min Son is also in contention for the game against West Brom.
The Dutchman did score over the international break as the Netherlands look to qualify for the World Cup in 2018 after missing EURO 2016 in France.
Tottenham are currently second in the Premier League, a point behind Manchester City, after being the Citizens 2-0 last time out. Their only dropped points have come from draws with Merseysiders Everton and Liverpool.