Vincent Janssen has confirmed that his move from AZ Alkmaar to Tottenham Hotspur is close to completion.

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janssen azjdjdDe Telegraaf reported on Friday morning that Tottenham and AZ were close to agreeing a €22 million fee, and speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, Janssen confirmed he is set for a move to London.

Janssen said, “I am happy that it is almost a done deal now.

“It is not 100 per cent official yet, but I am no longer training with AZ. The clubs are really close to reaching an agreement. I am waiting for the call to confirm a deal is in place now. AZ and I can both be happy with this deal.

“A lot has happened in recent weeks and I am happy that it is almost done now. I wanted Spurs right from the start. I like the Premier League and Mauricio Pochettino’s plans with me are quite similar to what John van den Brom told me when I joined AZ a year ago.

“Tottenham are a beautiful club with a brilliant new stadium and a lot of potential. Everybody would have made the same decision had they been in my shoes.”

Janssen will have to battle with Harry Kane for the starting striker role at Tottenham, but the 22-year-old isn’t scared of the England international, “People can say what they want, but I do not fear Kane – or anyone else.

“Kane is a great striker, but we will see how things pan out. I think we are quite complementary. I can learn a lot from him. “

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