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Reported Tottenham target Bas Dost previously backed Vincent Janssen to succeed at Spurs

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Reported Tottenham target Bas Dost previously backed Vincent Janssen to succeed at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking at Dutch striker Bas Dost as a potential option to help bolster their striking options. 

As reported by Daily Mail, his current club Eintracht Frankfurt are open to selling him for a figure in the region of £5.5 million. The Guardian, on the other hand, is suggesting a fee of £5 million but with Tottenham hoping to put a loan deal together instead. 

Dost is a proven goalscorer in Germany and Portugal but has struggled since his move to Frankfurt, and Tottenham fans will immediately be worried about a repeat of the Vincent Janssen situation. 

The fellow Dutchman struggled to find his form at Tottenham following a reported (Sky Sports) £18.6 million and was eventually moved on to Mexican side Monterrey last July. 

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But, during Janssen’s Tottenham struggles, he had a stringent supporter – in the form of Dost.

Dost was backing the former Tottenham striker, amid his struggle for goals just a few months into his Spurs career and defended him against his critics. 


“All that c*** about Vincent, give that boy some time,” he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, as reported by the Evening Standard, in October 2016.

“He’s a good scorer and is a great player for the Dutch national team.

“But I also know that if you do not score, you are under pressure, that’s part of this job.”

Unfortunately, Janssen never did come good at Tottenham but it was good to see that Dost was so supportive of his international colleague. 

Should he make the move to Spurs, fans will just hope he finds a better scoring streak then the Dutch striker who preceded him.

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