Vincent Janssen’s agent Patrick van Diermen has told Omroep Brabant that his client has rejected a move to Galatasaray in favour of fighting for his place at Tottenham Hotspur.
What’s the story?
The 22-year-old has struggled to find form at White Hart Lane since his transfer from AZ last summer.
In fact, the striker has scored just three goals in 23 appearances for the North London outfit, and only one of those came in the Premier League.
Despite his lacklustre efforts in front of goal, Turkish giants Galatasaray made an approach to Spurs regarding a potential loan deal, according to Goal.com.
However, the Dutchman is believed to be keen to remain in London, with the hope of impressing manager Mauricio Pochettino. Van Diermen told Omroep Brabant:
“He decided to turn down all interest. Galatasaray came with an offer but Vincent will stay with Tottenham Hotspur. He decided to turn down Galatasaray. Vincent chose Tottenham Hotspur in the summer fully aware of what his chances would be to play.
“He signed a long-term contract with a good club with fantastic facilities and a good coach. Before he got injured he got playing time every week. He is enjoying his time and wants to fight for his chance.”
Is Janssen right to stay put?
While it is admirable that Janssen wants to fight for his place, when a player of Harry Kane’s calibre is standing in the way, perhaps it is best to consider options.
The young forward has not even finished a full season at Spurs yet, so it may be too hasty to move on this month, but if he fails to gain more game time as the campaign progresses, he may have to revisit the idea of leaving in the summer.
Janssen arrived at White Hart Lane with some promise having scored 27 goals in 31 Eredivisie appearances at AZ last season, but he has failed to recreate that form in England.
The forward has made 15 top-flight outings, but only five of them have been starts, and he faces a battle moving ahead of Kane in the pecking order.
The England international has netted 15 times in 19 appearances in all competitions.