Fenerbahce land Janssen
Turkey’s transfer deadline day is on Friday, and Fenerbahce kicked things off announcing they’ve signed Vincent Janssen from Tottenham.
Janssen is joining Fenerbahce on a season-long loan. But does anyone really think Janssen will ever make the grade at Tottenham?
From Janssen’s perspective, it’s obvious why he wanted to leave Spurs.
After making a 17 million pound move to Tottenham last summer from AZ Alkmaar, it quickly became apparent that Janssen was outside the Spurs starting XI.
Blessed with talent in their squad, Janssen was never a first tier player at White Hart Lane. And Janssen struggled to score goals last term.
Janssen scored 6 goals in 35 games for Spurs last season; 2 of which came from open play.
Janssen & Roberto Soldado
Janssen will now team up with another failed Tottenham striker in Turkey: Spanish forward Roberto Soldado.
Having signed from Valencia in the summer of 2013 with a reputation for being one of Europe’s deadliest finishers, Soldado spent two tough seasons with Spurs.
Quite simply, his time at White Hart Lane was a disaster; there’s no way of dressing it up glossing over the fact that he was a flop.
The Spaniard scored just 7 Premier League goals in 51 appearances, and added to that unenviable stat, he also became rather infamous for missing goal-gaping sitters.
Janssen and Soldado will now have to try and find a way to gel up front for Fener. That’s after the Istanbul giants lost Robin van Persie to injury during the recent international break.
Tottenham fans troll Fenerbahce
The fact that Janssen and Soldado will play together at Fener hasn’t gone unnoticed by Tottenham supporters.
They’ve headed to social media to make fun of the whole situation.
Enjoy the tweets below.
Vincent Janssen to link up with Roberto Soldado at Fenerbahce.
That's a whole lot of failing to control the ball and large turning circles.
— Alex Young (@alexwsyoung) September 8, 2017
Janssen and Soldado up front together 😂😂😂😂
— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) September 8, 2017
Soldado and Janssen up front together, Fenerbahce do know you have to score goals to win football games?
— George A (@gallighan) September 8, 2017
Fenerbahce with a strikeforce of Janssen & Soldado??
— Chris W (@luckster29) September 8, 2017
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) September 8, 2017
I have just been reminded that Vincent Janssen and Roberto Soldado will now form the most feared strikeforce in Europe. Funny world.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) September 8, 2017
Is Soldado the Spanish Janssen or is Janssen the Dutch Soldado? We'll be finding out https://t.co/ujiF7xNb0k
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) September 8, 2017
Enjoying how Fenerbahce is becoming a sanctuary for failed Spurs strikers. Janssen joins to form a deadly partnership with Roberto Soldado!
— Oliver Young-Myles (@OMyles90) September 8, 2017
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) September 8, 2017
Buzzing for Fenerbahce fans right now. That Janssen-Soldado front two looks 🔥🔥🔥
— Bardi (@BardiTFC) September 8, 2017