Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has labelled new striker Vincent Janssen as the "perfect" addition ahead of the new season. The Netherlands international has joined from AZ Alkmaar on a four-year deal and is expected to provide support for lead forward Harry Kane.
The 22-year-old became the club's second signing of the summer transfer window - following Victor Wanyama's move from Southampton - after finishing the last Eredivisie campaign as the league's top scorer. Janssen netted 32 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions to help win a move to the Premier League.
Janssen marked his first international start in March with his maiden goal for the Netherlands national team against England, before goals followed in matches against Poland and Austria. Tottenham are now set to benefit from the hard-working Janssen, and Pochettino is thrilled with the addition.
"I feel very happy," he told the official Tottenham website. "He did he very well at AZ and I am happy that he has joined us. He was our target. Vincent is still very young and his potential is massive to develop. He has a profile that fits perfectly for us. He's a fighter, he has quality in the box and he's a striker that likes to fight and work for the team. That is perfect for us.
"We are very happy and excited that he has joined us. His human profile is perfect for the team, we always care about that. He showed last season he had enough quality to join us. In general, he's a player that fits the team. We're all excited. It's early in pre-season, just the second week and he will have time to adapt. We wish all the best for him."
Pochettino had made no secret over his desire to sign an additional striker this summer, and Tottenham's need for additional options was highlighted by Kane's displays for England at the summer's European Championships. Kane, who netted 25 times in the top flight last term, produced a series of jaded showings after a campaign where he had led the Spurs attack throughout the end campaign.