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Pochettino’s dismissal of Janssen makes Tottenham’s January asking price ambitious

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Pochettino’s dismissal of Janssen makes Tottenham’s January asking price ambitious

Tottenham want to offload Vincent Janssen this month, but Mauricio Pochettino’s scathing comments about him could make the Dutchman tough to shift.

Tottenham want to offload striking flop Vincent Janssen this month, despite their growing injury crisis, according to the Telegraph.

They report that Spurs want to sell the Dutch hitman for £12m, a £5m loss on the £17m they paid to bring him to north London from AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2016.

There has reportedly been interest in Janssen from China and MLS, and Tottenham are actively trying to drum up interest closer to home in Europe as well.

Mauricio Pochettino’s scathing, blunt comments about Janssen recently will do absolutely nothing to help Spurs get teams interested or get them close to their £12m asking price.

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If there was ever a time for Janssen to be handed a reprieve at Tottenham, it is now, with the host of injury problems they have in forward areas.

 

So it’s a pretty damning indictment of his quality and standing at the club that he has been so roundly dismissed; which makes it a tough ask for Spurs to go around demanding an eight-figure sum to buy him.

Pochettino could have put him in the shop window – letting clubs see that he is fit and firing – but instead he has left potential suitors to wonder just how bad he is if Tottenham won’t even use him in their hour of need.

 

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