Vincent Janssen: Turkish club Fenerbahce agree deal in principle with Tottenham Hotspur for striker

Vincent Janssen struggled in his debut season at Tottenham Hotspur.

Vincent Janssen
Vincent Janssen will move to Fenerbahce Reuters

Fenerbahce have confirmed they have agreed a deal in principle with Tottenham Hotspur to sign their striker Vincent Janssen.

The 23-year-old moved to the north London club from AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2016. However, the Dutch international struggled to impress for the Premier Legaue outfit as he managed to score only six goals in his debut season.

Tottenham have allowed Janssen leave the club on a temporary basis and the Dutchman will arrive in Istanbul to complete his switch.

A statement on Fenerbahce's official website read, "Our club has in principle agreed with the player himself and his club about the leasing of Premier League teams Tottenham Hotspur and Dutch national team striker Vincent Janssen."

"The 23-year-old striker will arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport at 12:30 today and negotiations will continue in Istanbul."

A loan move to the Turkish club is likely to help him revive his career after struggling during the last season. In addition to this, Janssen would have been the third choice striker at Tottenham behind Harry Kane and summer signing Fernando Llorente.

Janssen has been left out of Tottenham's Champions League squad and manager Mauricio Pochettino explained the reason behind his decision to omit him from the squad.

"Yes of course [he has a future. The next question is why he is not in Champions League squad. That is about numbers," Tottenham manager explained, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"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."