In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur should refuse Gladbach bid for Janssen

Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen is expected to be the subject of a £12m bid from Borussia Monchengladbach, according to Bild.

What’s the story?

Janssen’s limited time on the pitch last season as led to suggestions that he could be on his way out of the North London club.

The forward’s first 12 months at Tottenham included just seven Premier League starts and a further 20 appearances off the bench.

Goals were lacking as well, with just six to his name in all competitions.

Bild reports that Gladbach have been keeping tabs on Janssen for some time and they are now ready to put forward a £12m bid.

Should Tottenham accept?

In short, no. The Premier League club are said to have paid around £17m for Janssen when he signed from AZ last summer.

After just one year, it would not make sense to take a financial hit on the player, particularly when he can still contribute a lot on the pitch.

Janssen may have struggled to hold down a regular spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s team last season due to the form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but it is unfair to judge the player before he gets a decent run-out.

If the 23-year-old wants to leave then it is a slightly different story, but Spurs should hold out for a figure closer to the £17m that they paid.

Despite Janssen’s form, he seems to be a hit with a lot of Tottenham fans, and there is clearly talent there given that he scored 27 goals in the Eredivisie two seasons ago.

Tottenham should give him a chance this season and if he still struggles to make an impact, then consider selling.

Article title: In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur should refuse Gladbach bid for Janssen

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