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West Ham would be taking a major risk if they pursue Vincent Janssen

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West Ham would be taking a major risk if they pursue Vincent Janssen

Tottenham centre-forward Vincent Janssen would reportedly be interested in a move to West Ham or Crystal Palace during the January transfer window.

According to the Sun in its print edition (23 January, Page 49), Spurs are prepared to sell the centre-forward for £12million this month.

It is understood that the 24-year-old is hopeful that West Ham or Palace make an approach for him, as they were both keen on his signature in 2016 before he made a switch to Spurs from AZ Alkmaar.

West Ham could do with some extra firepower in attack for the second half of the season, but they would be taking a risk if they reignited interest in Janssen two-and-a-half years on since he moved to England.


The left-footed striker has massively flopped during his time with Spurs, scoring just six goals in 39 appearances.

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He’s not made a senior appearance this campaign and would take his time adjusting to life at the London Stadium.

The Holland international previously scored 32 goals in just 49 games for AZ Alkmaar, but replicating that in England is a completely different matter.

He is good in the air and can play a lone target role, but his pace and movement is a grey area.

Janssen would be a fairly cheap gamble at £12million if his quoted price is correct, but he’s hardly a signing that would set pulses racing at West Ham and there is every chance moving for him could backfire on manager Manuel Pellegrini if he considers it.

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