Vincent Janssen has no future in the Tottenham Hotspur first team according to a report in De Telegraaf on Tuesday.

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The striker was left out of Tottenham’s Champions League squad on Monday and today De Telegraaf have released information on Janssen’s situation at the Premier League club.

According to the report, Janssen no longer has a future under coach Maurico Pochettino, who has decided the Dutchman doesn’t have what it takes to lead the line for the club. That is why Fernando Llorente was signed on deadline day.

Chairman Daniel Levy tried his hardest to force Janssen out on deadline day, but the former AZ star turned down the chance to join West Brom on a permanent deal and then Brighton on loan. De Telegraaf state that Tottenham put so much pressure on him to leave, that Janssen could not have been in the right state of mind heading in to the 4-0 defeat to France, which took place on deadline day.

The next six months look bleak for Janssen, who seems to have no chance of first team football and will need to wait until the January transfer window opens to find a new club. This should also put him out of contention for Netherlands final two World Cup qualifiers with Belarus and Sweden.

Dick Advocaat will now face a major striker headache for the crucial matches with Janssen not set to get any minutes and Robin van Persie injured. That leaves Bas Dost as possibly first choice, with the likes of Luuk de Jong, Wout Weghorst, Jurgen Locadia, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar battling to impress the national team boss over the next few weeks.

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