In a summer where Tottenham must focus on adding quality to the ranks to ensure that they can go beyond just competing, sales will be crucial to that and one of the most lucrative could be the case of unwanted centre-forward Vincent Janssen.
Turkish newspaper Fanatik report that his current loan club Fenerbahce, where he settled quickly by scoring three and setting up four in his opening 12 games before suffering an ankle fracture, are keen to extend his loan stay for another year with the player desperate to remain in Istanbul.
Fotospor recently reported that another Turkish club, Besiktas, had been given the opportunity to sign the striker for 12 million euros (£10.4 million), which would be even more appealing for Tottenham and considerably preferable compared to another loan agreement.
The Dutch international has been unfortunate in that he has missed the past four months of action but equally, any side looking at him will be cautious of the fact that it is now almost three years since he started 15 games in one season despite being just 23-years-old.
Janssen clearly has no future in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, even if Fernando Llorente’s days are numbered in north London. Receiving some income this summer, the sooner the better, will be key to Tottenham’s transfer plans.
Daniel Levy is not a big spender and if a deal can be sealed early in the window – whether Spurs can cash in through a permanent sale or have his wages covered – the money can be put to good use by signing up another option for Pochettino to have available in attack