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Janssen For €22m, Allays Kane Scare At Spurs

Posted: Jul 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Vincent Janssen has confirmed that he is closed to about €22m move to Tottenham Hotspur as he has said that he is “not scared” of playing alongside Harry Kane.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League side in recent months after an incredible debut season in the Eredivisie in which he finished top scorer with 27 goals in 34 games.

Spurs reportedly had a bid of around €18 million for the striker rejected recently as AZ demanded at least €20m for a player they are said to have been bought for just €500,000 from second tier side Almere City.

Janssen publically criticised AZ for not letting him leave the AFAS Stadion, insisting Spurs’ initial bid was high enough.

However, despite the Alkmaar side’s desire to hold onto the Netherlands international, reports emerged on Friday that a deal is expected to be wrapped up in the coming days, with Spurs set to pay around €22m for him.

And the forward has confirmed that negotiations between the two sides are at an advanced stage and says he is looking forward to working with Mauricio Pochettino and star striker Kane.

“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.”

“I won’t train with AZ anymore,” 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.