Tottenham Player “Hoping” Palace Or West Ham Make A Late Bid For Him

2 Posted by - January 23, 2019 - News

Crystal Palace are known to be keen on bolstering their attacking options during the January transfer window and are now being linked with a move for 24-year-old Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen. 

The Dutchman joined Spurs in the summer of 2016 for a fee believed to be around £17 million but struggled to ever make much of an impact in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team. After scoring just six goals in 38 appearances throughout the 2016-17 campaign, he was sent on loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce but after returning to north London, Vincent has been told that he has little to no future with Tottenham. 

There is thought to be genuine interest in him from Burnley as well as one or two Chinese clubs but according to The Sun (take it with a pinch of salt) Vincent himself is hoping either Palace or West Ham make a late play for his services, as he plots his way out of an obvious dead-end under Pochettino. 

Janssen scored a stunning 31 goals in 49 appearances for AZ in the 2015-16 season to earn his move to Spurs and has managed a goal and two assists in two Premier League Two fixtures over recent weeks, hinting that a talented and still young player is there for a new club to shape but until he gets another chance to impress at first-team level, he’ll be stuck with the tag of a Tottenham flop. 

Perhaps a loan with an option to buy would be a path Palace could take up? Whilst money is known to be tight in SE25 at present, that flexibility would give Vincent the chance to wipe the slate clean whilst not tying the Eagles to a huge financial risk. Should he prove to be a hit, Tottenham could be sure of Hodgson and co. stumping up in the summer and everyone would walk away relatively happy.

That’s far too straightforward a plan isn’t it?

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3 Comments

  • tzcar January 23, 2019 - 8:47 am Reply

    no this will not work.he,s been a total flop at spurs,why should he be a hit at palace.my concern is,no money now,how much money available in the summer.u can,t keep short changing the signings and expect to survive.can,t help feeling all parish is interested in is the new development.if we get relegated this could turn out to be a white elephant.to have success off the park,u have to have success on the park.this i don,t see happening with this squad.

  • Mike Ward January 23, 2019 - 9:43 am Reply

    This squad is better overall than it was 18 months I think.
    We are limited by our commercial revenues which restrict what we can do on the transfer market since that affects the Financial Fair Play rules that we abide by. Increasing capacity and the commercial potential of our stadium (other events, other business use etc) is one way of increasing commercial revenues for the club which will in turn increase our options on the transfer market.
    In regards to Janssen, my Spurs season ticket holding colleague says that he lacks confidence and is not premier league match fit (apparently carrying a bit of Christmas timber) but he looked good when he started for them. Just had a couple of unlucky saves stop him continuing to score and his confidence ebbed away.
    He might find regular game time could help him hit a more regular streak of goal scoring. My concern is that you could say the same thing for all of our current striking options and we all thought/hoped the same thing for Sorloth. The reality is they can’t all get regular game time and we don’t have the luxury of time and points to keep ‘hoping’ we’re going to unearth a gem who hits a run of form in front of goal.

  • Eric The Ninja January 23, 2019 - 6:53 pm Reply

    I had hoped we’d have signed someone by now, especially since we’ve let so many go. How long does it take to sign someone’s 3rd choice keeper on loan?

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