According to The Telegraph, Tottenham are ready to accept a loss in an effort to offload the misfiring Vincent Janssen, but is this somewhat short-sighted from the club?
The Lilywhites are willing to take a £5million hit to sell Janssen this month.
The club paid £17m to bring the Dutchman to North London in 2016, and are now expected to accept just £12m for his signature this month – all figures per The Telegraph.
While Janssen is clearly never going to be a key man at the club, selling a striker for a nominal fee when Mauricio Pochettino has just one senior front man available in Fernando Llorente is utterly senseless.
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Janssen is never going to be a superstar in North London. The 24 year-old is too slow for the Premier League and totally bereft of any confidence or match fitness at this point.
However, he has scored seven times in 17 outings for the Netherlands, and did grab four goals in 16 league appearances on loan with Fenerbahce last season. This may not seem all that great, but it is a better strike rate than Llorente has managed at Tottenham.
The Spaniard has scored just once in 23 Premier League appearances since arriving at the club, and his only goals this season have come in cup competitions.
Janssen simply cannot be slower or less clinical than the 33 year-old, and if he gets a couple of goals under his belt, who knows what could happen.
The injury crisis presents the perfect opportunity to give Janssen one last chance, and selling a striker who once scored 27 league goals in a season seems short-sighted given the club’s current predicament.
So, Tottenham fans, do you think Janssen deserves a chance? Or is Llorente the only option moving forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…