Tottenham could do deal with Spanish side for international forward

Sevilla are planning a summer move for out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen, according to Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo.

The Dutchman spent the 2017-18 campaign out on loan at Fenerbahce in Turkey but does not look set for a recall to the Spurs first team when he returns to England for pre-season.

Harry Kane is still the unquestioned number one forward at the club and manager Mauricio Pochettino will know that Janssen will find game time hard to come by.

Fenerbahce may look to bring in the 23-year-old on a permanent deal and league rivals Besiktas are also an option, but Sevilla are certainly in the running ahead of what promises to be a busy transfer window.

Janssen came up through the Feyenoord academy but made his name with AZ Alkmaar during the 2015-16 season.

He netted 27 times in the Eredivisie that term and his sparkling form earned him a call up to the Netherlands national team in March 2016, where he scored against England in his first start.

Tottenham came calling for Janssen that summer but whilst he was expected to lighten the goalscoring load for Kane up front, in reality he struggled to adapt to the Premier League.

Of the six goals he scored during his time in North London, four came from the penalty spot and few fans were surprised when he was allowed to move out on loan last summer.

Janssen’s time at Fenerbahce was hardly an unqualified success; he only found the net on five occasions in his 18 appearances across all competitions in a campaign disrupted by an ankle injury.

However the situation resolves itself, it seems that the best thing both for Tottenham and the player is a clean break in the coming months and it would be a major shock if he were to be seen in a lilywhite shirt again.