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Dutch Forward Faces Uncertain Future At Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs Should Let Him Leave In January

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen is still undecided on his future at the North London club. In a recent interview with ESPN, the Dutch forward’s agent Louis Laros shed some light on his client’s future and said, “We don’t know what will happen. His focus is first to get 100 percent fit and then we will see what happens,” 

“There’s not much more to do right now, he wants to be fit and play but we will see.”

ESPN sources have also revealed that Fenerbahce, who were linked with a loan move for the Spurs striker last summer, are not interested in re-signing him during the January transfer window anymore. Mauricio Pochettino is still on the lookout for a new forward who can play as a back-up to Harry Kane so there might be a slight chance for Janssen to make a full recovery from his injury and push Kane for a starting spot in the second half of this campaign.

Fernando Llorente has just six months remaining on his current contract with Spurs so the Tottenham boss might be more inclined towards using Janssen over the Spaniard if Kane needs a rest or suffers an injury or suspension.

The 24-year-old has featured in 28 matches in the Premier League since joining Tottenham in the summer of 2016 and has two goals and two assists to his name so far. The Dutch talent needs to play more football if he wants to reignite his career in England.

There is no doubt that Kane will be Pochettino’s preferred choice to start up top every week. However, as fixtures come thick and fast with Spurs involved in all four competitions, there could be opportunities for Janssen to shine if he ends up staying in North London beyond the January transfer period.

However, Spurs should prefer to sign a fresh face next month rather than take a chance on Janssen who has not played a single minute of competitive football this season. Pochettino should sell him as soon as possible if there are any interested parties in January. The best way for the Dutch forward to get his career back on track would be to secure regular game time on the pitch which he just won’t get by staying with Spurs for the rest of this campaign. 

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