Fenerbahce & Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen
The Turkish transfer window closes on Friday, and Fenerbahce have made a major move on deadline day.
The Turkish giants have announced that they’ve signed Dutch international striker Vincent Janssen from Tottenham.
Vincent Janssen has agreed a season-long loan move to Fenerbahce. Fener have announced the deal on their official website, noting that Janssen will arrive in Istanbul today at 12.30 local time.
This deal can be summed up as a case of a turkey moving to Turkey!
Pochettino: ‘Janssen’s staying’
Almost comically, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino talked about Janssen on Thursday.
In his presser before Saturday’s match away at Everton, Pochettino said that Janssen remains in his plans. He said:
Yes of course [he has a future].
The next question is why he is not in Champions League squad. That is about numbers.
We only have 17 places [with eight home-grown players required in the selection]. We are 19, so him and [Erik] Lamela we decided [to leave out].
But in January we check again to see if we change the names in the squad. But, yes, he has a future like other players here.
Janssen joined Tottenham last summer in a £17 million move from AZ Alkmaar.
He’s only played one minute of Premier League football this season.
Interesting that Janssen has gone to Fenerbahce on loan. Best case scenario: he scores a hatful and increases his value.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 8, 2017
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
Llorente & Van Persie
Janssen’s exit from Tottenham, however, isn’t a surprise.
Spurs signed Fernando Llorente from Swansea on transfer deadline day. That was an obvious sign about Janssen’s standing in the Tottenham squad.
As for Fenerbahce, their star striker Robin van Persie picked up an injury in the international break.
While there were fears for Van Persie’s future, the striker has since confirmed his injury isn’t as bad as first reported.
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) September 5, 2017