Report: Spurs reluctant to pay £15m for Vincent Janssen, Pochettino personally scouted him

Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen

Spurs are reportedly unwilling to pay £15m for Dutch hitman Vincent Janssen.

Athletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent JanssenAthletic Bilbao's Carlos Gurpegi in action against AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Janssen

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are reluctant to pay AZ Alkmaar's £15m asking price for star striker Vincent Janssen this summer.

Spurs are gearing up for their return to the Champions League, and a key to their progression domestically and in Europe will be finding another striker to cover for leading goalscorer Harry Kane, who was asked to play almost very game for Spurs this past season.

Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John StonesNetherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John Stones

A host of strikers have already been linked with moves to White Hart Lane with the summer transfer window drawing ever closer, and now another name to add to the list is Vincent Janssen.

The 21-year-old, formerly of Feyenoord, spent two years with Almere City before heading to AZ Alkmaar last summer - and his exploits have been quite staggering.

With 29 goals in 43 games for AZ Alkmaar, Janssen has become the Eredivisie's latest striking sensation, though he'll be hoping he's more Luis Suarez than Afonso Alves.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Now, The Mirror report that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino personally travelled to Dublin on Friday evening to watch Janssen play for the Netherlands against the Republic of Ireland.

Whilst Janssen appears to be a top target for Spurs, it's claimed that Spurs are reluctant to meet AZ's whopping £15m asking price - huge for a striker with only one year of Eredivisie experience behind him.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for NetherlandsVincent Janssen scores for Netherlands

It's added that Spurs may be willing to do a deal closer to £12m, and given how impressive Janssen was this past season - and how many goals he scored - AZ surely can't keep hold of their prized asset much longer if clubs like Spurs are following him.

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