Tottenham Hotspur may be keeping hold of one man that they had initially wanted to offload this summer.
According to Sky Sports News on their Twitter page, Vincent Janssen has had to undergo minor foot surgery.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 21, 2018
Although there is no time schedule for his return, it looks likely that the Holland international will be remaining with Spurs for the foreseeable future, with January looking the most likely chance he will have to leave.
The striker has had a difficult time since arriving in North London and has struggled to find his feet in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Having spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce, things did not improve for the 24-year-old as he would have liked as he found it difficult to rediscover the form he had shown during his time at AZ Alkmaar that led to the move to the Premier League.
It is believed Janssen is no longer needed at Tottenham and is not in Pochettino’s plans, however, this injury blow could mean he will remain in north London for at least a couple more months.
The untimely injury will have come as a blow to both Janssen and Tottenham this summer, as clubs may not be prepared to take him on.
The club are willing to offload the striker as he failed to hit the heights that saw him leave the Eredivisie and join up with them in 2016 for a fee of £17million.
Janssen would have been looking to restart his career as well, however, he will now need to rest up and wait until January for a chance to move on, or wait for an opportunity to impress Pochettino and fight to remain at Spurs.
Tottenham fans – thoughts?
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience