Spurs ‘in talks to sign striker after agreeing £12m deal’

Date published: Wednesday 8th June 2016 8:12

Vincent Janssen: Tottenham deal close

Tottenham are hoping to complete the signing of scoring sensation Vincent Janssen after reportedly agreeing a £12million deal with AZ Alkmaar.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has made no secret of his desire to land a new striker this summer and is determined to land the Holland international, who top scored in the Dutch League this season with 27 goals in 34 games, as he strengthens his squad for a Champions League campaign.

The club has been linked with Michy BatshuayiJonathan Calleri, Breel Embolo and Shane Long in recent weeks, but it seems they are now settled on the signing of Janssen.

The Daily Mirror understands Spurs have now spoken to 21-year-old Janssen, having already agreed a fee for him with his club.

The north Londoners are feeling optimistic they can conclude a deal soon.

Janssen flew into London this week with his representatives and – despite interest from Wolfsburg, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan – he wants the move to White Hart Lane.

His signing would provide strong support for England striker Harry Kane who netted 28 times for Spurs this season.

Pochettino, his assistant Jesus Perez and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell all watched him in action last month when he played for Holland against the Republic of Ireland.

Although Janssen didn’t score in that match, he has netted in three of his last four internationals – against England at Wembley in March and away to Poland and Austria over the last week.

Feyenoord, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven have been keen on snapping him up from cash-strapped Alkmaar to keep him in his homeland.

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