According to the English media, Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to offload Vincent Janssen in January. Michael Bell picks five possible destinations for the Dutch international.

Janssen burst onto the scene during the 2015/16 Eredivisie season when he netted 27 goals in 34 appearances for AZ Alkmaar, which led to him becoming a key player for Netherlands and convinced Tottenham Hotspur to pay €20 million to take him to the Premier League.

However, Janssen couldn’t make an impact in England during his first year before being loaned to Fenerbahce last season. He spent most of his time in Turkey injured and is still recovering from a foot injury which prevented him from leaving Spurs in the summer.

This January, however, Tottenham are keen to offload the forward and there is reportedly plenty of clubs willing to take a risk on the Dutch international. However, which clubs would be best for Janssen to get his career back on track?

Fenerbahce

As soon as his loan deal ended in the summer, Janssen was linked with a return to the Turkish side but a foot injury scuppered any chance of a move.

With Fenerbahce sitting near the bottom of the table, the Istanbul side are likely to rekindle contact with Spurs next month as they look to bolster their fire power.

Janssen only made 18 appearances for the club last season due to injury issues, but scored five goals and contributed four assists. He has since spoken highly about his time at the club and would be welcomed back with open arms by the fans.

Financial issues may prevent Fenerbahce from making a permanent deal but a loan could be the option.

AZ Alkmaar

What better place could Janssen hope for to regain his form and confidence than back at AZ Alkmaar where he first made a big name for himself?

Janssen, who was released at a young age from Feyenoord, rekindled his career at Almere City but it was after joining AZ in 2015 that his form exploded.

In his one season at the AFAS Stadion, Janssen was lethal, netting 32 times and a reunion could be perfect for both parties.

AZ lost Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Wout Weghorst in the summer and have struggled since with Bjorn Johnsen making no impact since joining from ADO Den Haag. A new striker will be high on their wishlist for January and Janssen could be the answer to their prayers.

Celtic

The Scottish champions were linked with Janssen while he was at both Almere City and AZ Alkmaar and could finally get their man next month.

Celtic has been home to a number of top strikers over the years, including Pierre van Hooijdonk and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and could be the perfect place for Janssen to rekindle some form.

Coached by Brendan Rodgers, Celtic usually breeze to the Scottish title but they have struggled to gain control this year and could look to the transfer market to strengthen, especially up front where the loss of Moussa Dembele has had an impact.

Celtic could use their relationship with Spurs to strike a deal for the Dutch international, who would surely relish the opportunity of playing in a side that creates plenty of chances.

Huddersfield Town

Janssen built his reputation on hard work and the perfect place to prove himself to Spurs could be at bottom of the Premier League, Huddersfield Town.

The club that already has three Dutchmen, Terence Kongolo, Juninho Bacuna and Rajiv van la Parra, are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season and a new striker will be crucial in their bid for survival.

It wouldn’t be an easy task for Janssen, but The Terriers would surely offer him the chance of game time in the Premier League and a platform for a bigger move next summer.

Bayer Leverkusen

With Peter Bosz now in charge, Bayer Leverkusen could be about to enter the transfer market in January and the Dutch coach may look to bring some of his fellow countrymen to the BayArena.

Leverkusen have had an indifferent campaign so far and currently sit ninth in the Bundesliga table. They have struggled for goals up front and may look at Janssen to provide competition for Kevin Volland.

Bosz knows Janssen well from his time in the Netherlands and his attacking style may suit the striker, who would surely jump at the chance of a move to the top half of the Bundesliga.




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