Compared to Van Nistelrooy, Vincent Janssen could be outstanding Tottenham signing

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

Tottenham have been linked to Vincent Janssen.

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

Vincent Janssen has emerged as a potential transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, after head coach Mauricio Pochettino was seen scouting him at the weekend.

SkySports report he is their priority transfer target for this summer, and it is easy to see why this is the case. 

Janssen has been prolific for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar this past season, netting 29 club goals in total, 27 of which came in the Eredivisie.

His performances saw him called up into the national team, where he has become an emblem of hope for the Netherlands, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

He added to his club tally by scoring past England at Wembley in a 2-1 win, causing trouble for a Three Lions defence which included Spurs defenders Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.

Janssen's eye for goal and sudden rise to prominence has seen him compared in Holland to former Premier League great Ruud van Nistelrooy.

This was a comparison he was proud to hear of, speaking to Voetball International earlier this year. He said: "I like it when I am compared with such big names. It is clear that Van Nistelrooy is a very respected figure in football. If you compared me [to him], that's a compliment."

Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy and Tottenham's Robbie Keane in actionManchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy and Tottenham's Robbie Keane in action

Janssen is a leader on the pitch for AZ Alkmaar, and would be just the type of player who would fit Tottenham's philosophy.

At only 21-years-old, like Harry Kane he is fearless in attack, and ended the season in terrific form, with a highlight being scoring four goals and providing one assist in a 5-1 win over PEC Zwolle.

His price will not be subject to Euro 2016 inflation due to his country failing to qualify, and the Dutch's lack of involvement could even make it easier for Spurs to tie up a deal quickly, but they are unlikely to be the only side interested.

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

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