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Dutch hot-shot close to Spurs move


TOTTENHAM are understood to have agreed a deal for exciting young Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, according to the Mirror.

The paper claims the AZ Alkmaar frontman will join Spurs for £12million after spending time in London this week with his representatives going over the details of a potential contract.

Janssen was the leading scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals in 34 appearances. He was also called up to the senior Holland squad earlier this year and has already netted three times for his country in just five appearances to secure a spot in their squad for the upcoming Euro 2016.

This form has also alerted Atletico Madrid and AC Milan, as well as Dutch rivals Feyenoord, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

However, the Mirror claims 21-year-old Janssen favours a move to the Premier League.

He said: “I can look back on a great season. For me to score so many goals and get in the Holland team and also to score against England at Wembley makes it the best football year of my life.


“I am ready for a big step up. To be realistic the big Dutch clubs cannot afford me. That’s not because of my wages, it’s the transfer fee.”

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been looking for support for star striker Harry Kane for some time now, particularly with the club competing in the Champions League next season.

West Brom’s Saido Berahino had been a long-term target, with Sadio Mane of Southampton also mentioned recently, but both would have commanded a fee in excess of £20m.

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