AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen has confirmed that he is on his way to Tottenham and believes that he can build up a good chemistry with Harry Kane and work together up front. Mauricio Pochettino had made signing a striker his priority in the transfer window and Janssen believes he will fit right into the Tottenham mould as their plan is similar to what the Dutch club have been practicing over the past year.
Janssen missed practice on Friday, 8 July and has revealed that he is all set to move to White Hart Lane in the next few days. Janssen has scored 27 goals and assisted four in 32 appearances in the Eredivisie last season and looks to replicate his success for Spurs, who finished the league season in the third spot, behind Champions Leicester City and Arsenal.
"I won't train with AZ anymore. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs. The competition appeals to me and the plan of the coach is similar to the plan that AZ boss John van den Brom shared with me a year ago at AZ," Janssen told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, as quoted by the Daily Mail. "It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step."
The 22-year-old is confident that he can co-exist with Harry Kane at Tottenham, with the England international likely to be the first choice at the club after a brilliant season with Spurs where he scored 25 goals in the league. The duo are likely to rotate with Spurs also participating in the Champions League next season, leading to more games over the course of the season.
"Harry Kane? People can say what they want but I'm not afraid of anybody. He is a great striker but we will see how it goes. We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him," he added.