Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has made AZ Alkamar striker Vincent Janssen his primary target for the summer as he looks to bolster his options up front. The 21-year-old is the top scorer in the Eredivisie this season and also scored in Holland's 2-1 win over England at Wembley in March earlier this year.
Sky Sports reports that the manager and his support crew were in attendance in the Netherlands' game against the Republic of Ireland this summer to run the rule over the youngster and consider him for a potential move to north London. The striker has scored 27 goals this season and fits the bill for Pochettino, who is in the market for a fast and young striker to make the grade at White Hart Lane.
Janssen is in demand from a lot of clubs including the likes of Leicester City, who are looking for some major investment following their fairytale season when they won the Premier League title. Pochettino was seen sitting alongside Southampton striker Shane Long's agent Pat Dolan, who represents s lot of players in the Ireland team.
The Argentine was recently linked with a move for Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez but the deal is being held up with the 27-year-old willing to continue his stay in Italy. Fiorentina are reportedly interested in the player but are unwilling to match Tottenham in terms of the fees that the north London club can afford.
Meanwhile, Tottenham left-back Ben Davies has revealed that a few players in the team were worried that Pochettino would take over at Manchester United when the Argentine was pictured sitting with former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. However, he signed a long-term contract soon after and ended the rumours.
"A few boys cracked jokes that he was going, but he signed a new contract the next day so all fears were out of the way. I like to think he [Pochettino] was tapping up his [Ferguson's] experience and there was no ulterior motive," Davies said, as quoted by ESPN.
"We have a club where everyone, players and staff, is trying to learn all the time. I think he spoke to someone like Sir Alex Ferguson to pick his brain as part of his learning and where he can improve."