Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the long expected signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar. The 22-year-old striker has signed a four-year deal at White Hart Lane to become the club's second signing of the summer following the previous arrival of Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
Mauricio Pochettino had earmarked the signing of a striker to back-up Harry Kane as a top priority for the current transfer window as last season he missed a specialist to rotate with the England international.
Janssen had emerged as the No.1 target since almost the end of the 2015-2016 campaign after he enjoyed an impressive season with AZ Alkmaar, scoring 32 goals in 49 appearances, including 27 in the Eredivisie to become the top scorer of the tournament.
The player had also claimed that he was likely to move to White Hart Lane, but the negotiations were delayed more than expected after last month the Eredivisie outfit rejected an opening bid worth around £14.9m for his services.
Yet, on Friday (8 July) Janssen missed the training session with AZ after revealing that the negotiations were progressing well and could be completed within hours.
Now Spurs have finally announced the signing in a deal that according to the BBC is worth £17m.
"We are delighted to announce the signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar, subject to international clearance," Tottenham have confirmed. "The striker has signed a contract with the Club until 2020."
"A Holland international, the 22-year-old was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals. Vincent made his senior debut with Almere City in the second tier of Dutch football, scoring 32 goals in 74 appearances during a two-year spell, before sealing a move to AZ last summer.
"In his one season at AZ, his 27 goals in 34 league appearances helped them secure a top-four finish. His performances also earned him the 2016 Johan Cruyff Trophy, awarded to the Eredivisie's young player of the year, which has previously been won by Rafael van der Vaart and Christian Eriksen.
Vincent made his Netherlands debut earlier this year and has five full caps to his name along with three goals, including one against England in a 2-1 win at Wembley in March."