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3 Players That Could Leave Tottenham On Transfer Deadline Day

While the main focus tomorrow on deadline day will be the players Tottenham will bring into the squad, here are three players that could follow Kevin Wimmer out the exit door on transfer deadline day. 

1) Vincent Janssen

The Dutchman didn’t enjoy the best of starts to life in the Premier League and with first team chances very few and far between for Janssen, he could seek a deadline day move away.

The striker has admitted he is unhappy with his situation at Spurs and wants more playing time under manager Mauricio Pochettino to try and prove his worth. However, if the prolific scoring of Harry Kane begins to kick in anytime soon, he chances might by hard to come by.

You get the feeling that what Janssen needs to succeed is a strong run of games, which can be hard to get when you are second choice to a striker like Harry Kane. With Janssen sitting frustrated on the bench and with many holding little confidence in him if Kane were to get injured, a move away might be best for both parties.

The Sun report that Stoke and West Brom have both shown an interest in Janssen. If a move goes through, could it trigger a last minute attempt to buy Divock Origi from Liverpool?

3 Fringe Players That Could Break Through For Spurs Next Season

Spurs players reported back to Hotspur Way this week to begin pre-season training as preparations begin for the new season at Wembley Stadium. Here are three fringe players that could play a crucial part in Spurs’ upcoming campaign.

1) Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

We saw Georges-Kevin N’Koudou move to White Hart Lane at the tail-end of the summer transfer window last year in a deal that was worth just south of £10m. The Frenchman has made a limited impact since his deadline day transfer.

Spurs fans were excited by the signing of the left-winger, and having not heard of the 22-year-old, Spurs fans flooded onto Youtube, and were greeted by clips of N’Koudou burning full-backs for pace left, right and centre in his time at Marseille.

However, N’Koudou has failed to hit the ground running since joining the Lilywhites. Reports have suggested that he is struggling with the language, which has hindered his development as a player since joining Spurs. The winger made 17 appearances for Tottenham last season, 8 of those coming in the Premier League. Despite making eight appearances in English football’s top flight, N’Koudou played a mere 47 minutes of football. In the few minutes of football that he has played, N’Koudou has shown flashes of his pace, but very little else.

With a strong pre-season behind him, N’Koudou could prove to be a very useful asset for Spurs next season. If he can hit top form, he can prove to be a real threat down that left-hand side.

Spurs Set To Fail In Big Money Pursuit Of Attacker Who Looks To Stay Put

Tottenham are more than likely to miss out on top summer target Josh King, who looks as if he will stay at Dean Court beyond the end of the summer transfer window. 

The 25-year-old striker managed to bag sixteen goals last term in the Premier League alone, and this impressive form has reportedly caught the eye of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as he looks to strengthen in the striking department ahead of a potential title charge next season.

The front man is valued at £30m, and Spurs would have to fork out at least this sum of money if they are to secure the services of King ahead of a temporary move to Wembley while the construction of the new White Hart Lane is completed.

However, the player himself is unsure that a move to Tottenham would be the best move for his career according to The Sun. The striker is fully aware that he needs regular game time in order to develop as a player, and is reportedly unsure that he would get this at Tottenham. Harry Kane is the first choice striker, and Josh King sees no way of getting regular game time ahead of the England international.

The Sun also suggest that Everton have made an inquiry for the Bournemouth man as they prepare for what could be life without star striker Romelu Lukaku, but King is not desperate to leave the south coast club, where he is guaranteed regular game time under Eddie Howe.

Harry Kane had another brilliant season for Spurs as he still managed to scoop the golden boot despite a couple of spells out through injury, but Spurs were lacking in options instead of the 23-year-old. Vincent Janssen arrived last summer for £17m but failed to hit the ground running, netting just twice in the Premier League last term, one of those coming from the penalty spot.

Heung-min Son has been experimented with up top by himself, and with some success it has to be said, but it would be a wise decision to bring in another recognised striker as the future of struggling Vincent Janssen remains in the balance, with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach potentially on the cards.

Bringing in another striker over the summer to provide back up for Harry Kane would definitely be a good decision, but it looks increasingly unlikely that Josh King will be the next player to arrive at Hotspur Way as he looks set to stay at Bournemouth, where he is guaranteed regular first team minutes.

Mauricio Pochettino Hands Struggling Spurs Man Huge Blow

Vincent Janssen will have been rubbing his hands together with excitement on Sunday evening having seen Harry Kane hobble off against Millwall as well as netted his first goal in a Spurs shirt from open play. 

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Harry Kane’s injury in the opening stages of the 6-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Millwall was very similar to the one the Englishman suffered back in September against September. In that instance, he was sidelined for two months with that particular injury.

Two months from now takes us to the final game on 13th May against Manchester United, which will be the final Premier League match at White Hart Lane (or will it be?). With that being the penultimate game of the Premier League, Kane would miss most of the rest of the season if his ankle injury of similar severity to the one last time earlier on this season.

Although nobody likes to see their teammates injured, Vincent Janssen might have been secretly jumping for joy after his fired himself into the mix for a starting spot, netting the fifth goal on Sunday afternoon. With Heung-min Son not being a recognised striker, you would think that the Dutchman would be next in line for a starting spot. However, this might not turn out to be the case.

These words from the Argentine boss seem to suggest that he will play Heung-min Son up front while Kane is sidelined with his ankle injury, just as he did a few times earlier on in the season when Kane was out.

This will come as a huge blow for struggling striker Vincent Janssen, who will have been looking to build on his first goal from open play in the 6-0 win over Millwall in the FA Cup with a starting spot in the absense of Harry Kane.

Who do you think will start up front in the next few weeks in place of Kane?

Is There Still Hope For This Forgotten Spurs Man?

Vincent Janssen arrived at White Hart Lane last summer for a considerable fee of £17m, and has failed to find his shooting boots in a Spurs shirt as yet, failing to score from open play since his summer switch. 

The Dutchman has scored on four occasions this season for the Lilywhites, but all four have come from the penalty spot, and Janssen’s inability to find the target from open play has seen the 22-year-old’s first team chances limited to appearances off the bench under Mauricio Pochettino.

Despite his misfiring form of the Dutchman, Janssen has always come across at the hard-working type. His effort during some games has had supporters on their feet as the striker chased down lost causes and continued to give 100% in each and every game.

However, it seems that this hard work on the pitch has failed to transfer onto the training ground at Hotspur Way, prompting manager Mauricio Pochettino to publicly call for more effort in training from Janssen. We have seen that hard work in training and good work ethic under the Argentine results in first team chances, and Janssen on occasion has been omitted from even the substitutes bench as a result of this.

Since this public plea from Pochettino for more effort, it appears that the misfiring striker has responded. Despite not being used as a substitute in the 4-0 thrashing of Stoke at White Hart Lane a couple of weeks ago, Pochettino said post-match that he was pleased with the reaction from Janssen.

“I always try to be honest and fair. I am very happy with Vincent’s reaction over the last few weeks and how he is training now. He realised the need to fight on the training ground and try to give me the trust and the confidence for after to give the possibility to play.” 

From that, it would seem that Janssen’s opportunity to succeed at Spurs and prove to the club and fans why Daniel Levy forked out £17m for his services last summer has not passed him by. Janssen himself has spoken out about his frustration at Spurs, and said this a couple of months ago.

“I have given myself 12 months to succeed in the Premier League with Tottenham and those 12 months are not over yet. In a short period of time I have made some big steps forward in my career. I’m not going to throw the towel in just because things are not going great for the first time in my career.”

Even Janssen himself will admit that he is unlikely to prove his worth before the end of his first season in North London, and you would hope that the Dutchman will not ‘throw the towel in’ at the end of this season and look for a move elsewhere over the summer.

Looking at the games before the end of this season, and with Spurs still embroiled in the race for the top four and Champions League football, opportunities are likely to be few and far between for Janssen. Mauricio Pochettino’s positive approach to the FA Cup after the fourth round scare against Wycombe would also seem to suggest that Janssen will be lucky to start in that competition this season.

It is true that many quality players have failed to hit the ground running in their first season in the Premier League, and Janssen can take confidence from that. For me, his chance to succeed at Spurs has not passed him by, and with hard work and a boost in confidence, we could still see Janssen succeed in English football.

Enough is Enough: 3 Spurs Players Who Must Be Sold In The Summer

Tottenham have just endured two really tough defeats to Liverpool and Gent and some players have continued to put in lackluster performances in the process. Although we are a long way from the summer transfer window, I wanted to vent my frustration at three players, whom I feel need to move on from the club in the summer.

1. Moussa Sissoko

What a poor signing Sissoko has turned out to be. At £30million, he is the clubs record signing but he has produced performances that wouldn’t justify a £5million price tag let alone thirty. Playing on the right wing mostly, Sissoko has been running down blind alleys, forever failing to produce any sort of end product. If he was young, I’d say give him more time, but he’s 27. If he was new to the English game I’d say give him more time, but he’s been playing in England since 2013. There is literally no excuse for his poor performances and despite Pochettino’s brilliant tactical nouse, he has really made a mess here. If we can recoup even half of what we paid for him, it’ll be great business.


2. Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

N’Koudou has perhaps not been given enough time to show his true colours, with just 2 starts since he arrived in the summer. Whenever he has featured though, he’s looked pretty poor. To me, this looks very much like another Clinton N’Jie situation and I can see him going back to France in the summer. Tottenham need some proven quality in the final third. The main players are young (Kane, Alli) and the back up players like N’Koudou are also young. This means when push comes to shove at these important stages of the season, the club don’t have enough quality or know how to score enough goals to win games. N’Koudou seems to be a bit of a nothing player and if he moves on it will allow a squad space for someone else to come in, someone who would surely be more effective.

Spurs Rejected Late Deadline Day Approach For This Man, Were They Right To Do So?

ESPN report that Tottenham rejected a late move from Turkish club Galatasaray, as they attempted to secure the services of striker Vincent Janssen for six months on loan. 

The Dutchman has yet to score from open play in a Spurs shirt, but has converted on four occasions from the spot this season, the latest of those coming in the 4-3 win over Wycombe.

The £17m summer signing has not started for Spurs since the 2-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa, but did seem to have a positive impact on proceedings when he came off the bench at half-time against League Two Wycombe, not only scoring from the spot, but providing the assist for Heung-min Son’s late winner.

Vincent Janssen’s agent Louis Laros, speaking to ESPN confirmed that there seemed to be some truth to these reports that Galatasaray had interest in signing the Dutchman on the loan, but the striker’s agent appeared adamant that Janssen would not be leaving, and that turned out to be the case.

Absolutely not happening! Janssen is not joining Galatasaray, they may want him but he is not leaving. Janssen will of course stay at Tottenham, he is not going anywhere.

The lack of involvement in the January transfer window in terms of signing a striker would seem that Mauricio Pochettino has far from given up on Janssen, despite the Dutchman failing to hit anywhere near top form since joining the club in the summer.

Were Spurs right to reject the approach from Galatasaray?

Absolutely. Of course they were. We cannot judge a player that has come from a foreign league in their first six months at the club, and I am sure that Janssen has so much more to offer for Spurs than is currently on show. He quite clearly has the talent to succeed, but not the confidence at this moment in time.

A loan move might have been beneficial for Janssen if he had started scoring in his time in Turkey. He would have returned to White Hart Lane on a high, and ready to make another go of it in the Premier League. However, if he failed to find his shooting boots, where would that have left the 23-year-old?

Looking at the rest of the season, Spurs are still involved in the FA Cup and Europa League as well as the Premier League. The fixtures will soon start to pile up for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and Janssen will get lots of first team chances for sure. He is still an important part of the Spurs squad, and Spurs got this one spot on not to let him move away on loan.

Vincent Janssen: Where Has It All Gone Wrong?

Vincent Janssen arrived from AZ Alkmaar in the summer for a fee of £17m with high hopes of succeeding in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur. To say things haven’t gone to plan so far would be an understatement…

The Dutchman looked impressive in pre-season and in the early stages of this season, but has failed to get any momentum going, not to mention that Janssen has failed to score a goal from open play in a Spurs shirt.

It all started off so well for the 22-year-old. A goal against Inter Milan in a friendly was a good start to his Spurs carrerr, but I was really impressed with what I saw from Janssen in the opening game of the season at Goodison Park. Spurs were 1-0 down and playing some of the worst football I had seen them play in a long time. That was until Janssen entered the pitch off the bench.

The striker held the ball up unbelievably well, and from the moment he came on, Spurs looked a completely different side, knocking the ball around with a bit of confidence. Soon after the substitution, Spurs were level through an Erik Lamela header and it was a completely different game. Janssen had changed the game coming off the bench. He did in fact have a chance to score a Premier League debut goal and secure all three points, but saw his close range shot saved.

Janssen looked equally as impressive in the game against Crystal Palace. He played in a two up front with Harry Kane, and held the ball up well once again and put in a strong performance. The only thing missing from what was a good display was a goal, missing a good chance when played through by Dele Alli.

The 22-year-old Spurs striker did not seem to be too fazed by the two misses early on in the season, but it is worth noting that apart from the Liverpool game after the Palace win, we have rarely seen the striking partnership of Kane and Janssen, which I think is the key to unlocking all of the Dutchman’s potential.

August was a good month for Janssen, and I am sure that I joined many Spurs fans in thinking it would be a matter of time before the Dutch international bagged his first goal in a Spurs shirt. We would be right in the sense that Janssen would go on to net against Gillingham in the EFL Cup, but it was from the penalty spot as the wait went on for a first goal from open play.

The longer that wait has gone on, the more Janssen’s confidence has dropped. His first team minutes have been limited too, also knocking his confidence. Despite Janssen going on to score from the penalty spot in games against Leicester and Liverpool, we are still yet to see the first goal from open play.

In the game on Sunday against Aston Villa, we saw the definition of a striker extremely low on confidence. Although the goals were not flooding in early on in the season, Janssen’s hold up play appeared to be strong and he could lay a good ball off or in behind the defence. Now, even that has gone. The Dutchman now takes way too long on the ball to make a decision, and his movement around defenders is nowhere near good enough.

He seems afraid to make runs in behind, just in case he misses the eventual chance that may fall his way. There is a huge difference between being out of form and being low on confidence. When Harry Kane is out of form, he may not score, but he gets himself into positions to score. That is the difference, and this mental block that Janssen has is something that he must overcome, and fast.

I for one am surprised that Janssen hasn’t kicked on after an impressive string of performances early on in the season. The problem with the 22-year-old is that his confidence is so low it is unbelievable. This is something that Mauricio Pochettino must work with the Dutchman on and show him his full backing to get him back to top form. Confidence is the only problem for Janssen. He has all of the skills to succeed to succeed in English football, and the quicker he can get over this mental block on the football pitch, the better.

3 Premier League Strikers Pochettino Must Target This Month

Vincent Janssen’s struggles at Spurs since his summer move have been there for all to see. The Dutchman has failed to score from open play in a Spurs shirt, and you have to question whether he can provide decent enough backup for Harry Kane. Here are three Premier League strikers Spurs should target to backup Kane in the second half of the season.

1) Jermain Defoe

We have already this transfer window seen bids rejected for Defoe, and Sunderland manager David Moyes say that the striker will not be leaving the club this month.

However, would a move back to Spurs be enough to tempt the Englishman back to White Hart Lane? Spurs certainly have the money to make the move happen, and getting a deal agreed in the next couple of weeks would still leave the North East struggles with a little bit of time to get in some reinforcements in this window.

Having previously been at Spurs, Defoe already knows the club inside out, and would need next to no time settling in. Harry Kane needs backup, and Tottenham would need it fast if there were to be an injury to Kane. Why we let Defoe go in the first place I do not know, but he still a consistent goalscorer, and he would be a perfect signing for Spurs in this January transfer window to compensate for Vincent Janssen’s striking struggles.

‘Hope He Never Plays Again’ Spurs Fans Slam This Man Following Aston Villa Victory

Spurs booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, in what was an extremely uninspiring performance from the Lilywhites.

The first 45 minutes were up there with the worst halves of football I have ever seen as Villa seemed content to sit back and absorb any Spurs pressure that came there way. It was boring and dull, but effective for the visitors, who limited the hosts to few chances in the first period.

The game started to open up a bit in the second period as Villa started to play a little bit more positively. The game was also livened up with the introduction of the in-form Dele Alli in place of struggling striker Vincent Janssen on the hour mark. Spurs started to look better going forward, and just 51 seconds after coming on, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou was involved in the opening goal.

He received the ball from Dele Alli on the left, and whipped in a low cross that was behind Ben Davies, who managed to turn the ball into the back of the net to give Tottenham the lead.

The Lilywhites looked comfortable after the goal, and they doubled their lead nine minutes later. Heung-min Son with a tidy finish ten minutes from time to send Spurs into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

One player who disappointed yet again for Tottenham was front man Vincent Janssen. He struggled to get involved once again. He didn’t make the right runs, and whenever he did get the ball, he was slow to make decisions, losing possession more often than not. In the first half alone, the Dutchman was dispossessed seven times. Yes. Seven.

The 22-year-old summer signing’s search for his first goal from open play for Spurs goes on. While some remain paitent, others are labelling the striker Spurs’ worst ever player and calling for him to be sold in this January transfer window. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Janssen’s display against Aston Villa.