Vincent Janssen’s future at Tottenham Hotspur has looked bleak for some time due to his failure to land a regular starting spot.
The Dutchman was only bought by the North London outfit last year, but he managed just seven Premier League starts and scored two goals in 27 outings in the top flight.
It became clear that Mauricio Pochettino did not regard Janssen as a key player when the forward was left out of Spurs’ Champions League squad.
According to the London Evening Standard, Brighton failed to sign the 23-year-old on deadline day last week, while Lille rejected the chance to sign him.
Now, Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, who have ex-Tottenham forward Roberto Soldado at the club, have released a statement confirming that they have agreed to sign Janssen on loan.
“Our club, in principle, has agreed with the player himself and his club on the loaning of Dutch national team striker Vincent Janssen from Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. The 23-year-old striker will arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 12:30 today [Friday, September 8] and negotiations will continue in Istanbul.”
After the news emerged, Tottenham fans took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the forward moving on, and there have been a variety of opinions.
— The 8th King of Rome (@KingofRomeVIII) September 8, 2017
— Paul Lees (@Leesy29) September 8, 2017
— Gary Ford (@Spursfordie) September 8, 2017
— Spurs Talk & Media (@SpursMediaNews) September 8, 2017
Fenabache have agreed a season long loan deal for striker Vincent Janssen. Vincent Janssen + Roberto Soldado = goals! The deadly duo. #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) September 8, 2017
Poch Yesterday – janssen is in my plans
Today – janssen off to fenerbache
Please let sissoko be in your plans to poch 🙏🏻 #coys
— jay (@32yid) September 8, 2017
Poch saying Janssen is in his plans yesterday Today loaning him out Has me thinking was he telling the truth on Toby's "happiness" 🤔 #COYS
— SCOTT (@_SW2_) September 8, 2017
If you're shocked by the news that Soldado and Janssen are Fenerbahce's strike partnership, imagine how Rebrov & Postiga are feeling. #COYS
— Carl Jones (@CarlDJones) September 8, 2017
The feared Janssen and Soldado Axis of Uselessness begins…
— PochSpur♣ (@ThruxtonJay) September 8, 2017
— LDNTom86 (@LDNTom86) September 8, 2017