Janssen confirms Spurs transfer ‘is really close’

Date published: Friday 8th July 2016 12:36

Vincent Janssen: Tottenham deal close

Vincent Janssen: Tottenham deal close

Vincent Janssen has confirmed that his club AZ Alkmaar and Tottenham Hotspur are “really close to an agreement” over his proposed transfer.

Spurs have had an €18million bid for the 22-year-old rejected, but according to the player himself the “beautiful” north London club are close to having an improved offer of around €20million ratified.

“I won’t train with AZ any more,” he told Algemeen Dagblad. “The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.

“I’m glad that it is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs. The competition appeals to me and the plan of the coach is similar to the plan that AZ boss John van den Brom shared with me a year ago at AZ.

“It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step.”

The striker, who finished as the Eredivisie’s top scorer last season with 27 goals in 34 games, is also undaunted by the fact he could be playing alongside England striker Harry Kane with Mauricio Pochettino pondering the option of playing with two strikers.

“Harry Kane? People can say what they want but I’m not afraid of anybody. He is a great striker but we will see how it goes. We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him,” added Janssen.

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