Tottenham should use their big-money flop Vincent Janssen as a makeweight in order to wrap up a deal for £20m-rated Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen, who has been in scintillating form for the Tigers this season and is viewed as a cheaper alternative to Jack Grealish.
Well, since arriving in north London from AZ Alkmaar back in 2016 for around £17m, Janssen has scored just two Premier League goals for the club and only six in total.
The Dutch international, obviously, could never oust Harry Kane from the starting line-up, but even when the England international was injured or rested, Janssen never proved that he was good enough for this level.
He was consequently loaned out to Fenerbahce for the entirety of the 2017/18 season, where he managed to score five goals for the Turkish giants before a foot injury saw him return back to Spurs prematurely.
He has, in fact, only just recovered from the injury which required the 24-year-old to undergo an operation, but he appears to have no future at Spurs – as a result, he should be used as a bargaining chip.
There is no reason why Janssen cannot still be a success in England when he regains full fitness, especially if he were to drop down a level into the Championship.
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He is still only 24, and has shown in Spurs’ cup games in the past that he can be a threat against lower level opposition, so the second tier could be perfect for him.
Hull are said to want around £20m for Bowen, who has scored seven goals in his last seven games for the Tigers, but that may be a bit too much for Spurs whose transfer budget has presumably taken a hit given the cost of the new stadium.
However, if they were to offer Janssen and £10m, there could potentially be a breakthrough in negotiations.