Vincent Janssen’s Tottenham Hotspur career appears to have been over for a seriously long time and surely this should be the summer that they finally pack his bags and send him on his way.
If the fact that he was not used in training squads in preparation for their Champions League final showdown with Liverpool was not making that point any clearer, then we seriously do not know what else would be needed to emphasise his time in north London is over. He might have been ineligible to feature in the final itself, however, there was nothing stopping Mauricio Pochettino from using him in training sessions.
Although he may have been hit with injuries during his time in Istanbul whilst on loan with them, it is thought he made an impression on the Turkish side – especially in his early days in the Turkish city.
According to Transfermarkt, Janssen made 16 appearances for Fenerbache in the Super Lig, scoring four goals and providing four assists in the 2017/18 campaign – hardly bad going for a player who has been out on the sidelines and fringes of a squad for so long.
To put things into perspective, in his time with Spurs in the Premier League, the 25-year-old managed to net just twice (and assist twice) in his 31 appearances over three seasons – truly awful stats for a player that once promised so much prior to his arrival and arguably being considered one of their worst ever signings in history.
However, whether Fenerbache are prepared to take a chance on him once again remains to be seen, although Tottenham should not give up hope in trying to offload him this summer if they decide against it.
Apparently, there is thought to be plenty of interest in Janssen this summer, with The Sun claiming there is interest from Schalke 04, as well as clubs in Belgium and China in the £7.2m-rated flop (Transfermarkt).
In that same report, Tottenham are believed to have wanted a transfer fee of around £12m six months ago, but that valuation should have decreased by now as it would be difficult to see any club forking out an eight-figure fee for a player who managed just three appearances for the whole of the 2018/19 campaign and he hardly showed he could be the back up option for Harry Kane Spurs apparently want in the squad.
If Fenerbache decide the deal Tottenham have allegedly proposed with them for Elmas is not something that takes to their fancy, then perhaps Spurs should look at trying to offload him for a figure closer to his valuation suggested by Transfermarkt than the one the club seem to want – especially considering he has just one year left on his £34,000-a-week contract with the club (Spotrac).
Either way, this should be the transfer window that Tottenham help Janssen pack his bags and book him a one-way trip out of north London.
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