AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen set for Tottenham medical

first_img1 Dutch striker Vincent Janssen appears to finally be on the verge of making his long-awaited move to Tottenham, with the 22-year-old understood to be having a medical in London on Monday.The AZ Alkmaar star has been a target for Spurs all summer, with the London club looking to bolster their attacking options to lessen the load on Harry Kane.But the move has been stalled with AZ playing hardball over the fee.The Eredivisie club increased their original asking price following interest from other sides, and it is understood Spurs are ready to pay £17million for the man who finished as the Dutch top flight’s top goalscorer last season with 27 goals.Janssen was given permission by AZ to travel to London last month and he visited Tottenham’s training ground and met with head coach Mauricio Pochettino.And it is believed he has all-but agreed personal terms with the side who finished third in the Premier League last season.Having returned to London on Sunday night, Janssen could officially be announced as early as Monday afternoon if his medical and the final contract talks run smoothly, having confirmed last week he always had his heart set on White Hart Lane.Quoted by Algemeen Dagblad, in an online article including photos of the player apparently saying his goodbyes at the training ground, Janssen confirmed: ”I won’t train with AZ any more. The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.”I am glad that it is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs.”Although he is likely to play second fiddle to Kane, getting most of his chances in cup competitions, Janssen – who has had a summer off after Holland failed to reach the finals of Euro 2016 – could start the new campaign as Tottenham’s main striker if Kane is eased back in following his England exploits.The deal will be the largest-ever fee received for a player by AZ – who will double their previous record set when they sold Jozy Altidore to Sunderland in 2013. Spurs target Vincent Janssen celebrates scoring in a recent friendly against Austria last_img

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