Russian outlet Championat have claimed that Lokomotiv Moscow are interested in ending Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen’s nightmare spell in north London.
Janssen, 24, has struggled enormously since moving to Spurs in the summer of 2016. In his first season, he managed just six goals in 38 league and cup appearances for the north Londoners. Only two were from open play.
It him develop the reputation of a flop given Spurs spent £17million to sign him from AZ Alkmaar. He went on loan to Fenerbahce in 2017-18, but scored just five goals in 18 before suffering a long-term foot injury.
The problem kept sidelined until about January, where he has since managed two Premier League 2 appearances and three substitute outings for the senior team. Now, he is likely to leave the club this summer.
Lokomotiv Moscow want to take him to Russia for the first time in his career, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2020. Spurs are said to value Janssen at £7million.
Janssen is miles below the kind of quality Tottenham need. The striker looked overweight when he returned from his injury, and he hardly showed the ability Spurs require in his three substitute appearances.
Selling him for any price this summer is key, and if chairman Daniel Levy can bring in £7million for Janssen’s services, they will be best advised to cash in.