Vincent Janssen pleads with AZ Alkmaar to let him join Tottenham

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for Netherlands

The young striker has been frustrated by his club's stubbornness.

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

AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen has pleaded with his club to grant him a move to Spurs, in quotes published by the London Evening Standard.

The Dutch international has been linked with the Lilywhites all summer and he now wants his club to accept their bid.

“I have expressed my choice to the club,” said 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

“Tottenham have released a high bid in my eyes….There has been an offer of almost €18m(£15 million), but AZ will not even go to the table.”

“I would like to be somewhere else as soon as possible to start pre-season training. This is frustrating.”

The Standard’s report claims AZ are holding out for closer to £16.5 million but with the player now going public with his desires to leave, an agreement seems inevitable.

Spurs look to have lost out in the race to sign Michy Batshuayi - with Sky Sports reporting that the Belgian has passed his medical with Chelsea - and they must ensure they don’t suffer a similar fate with Janssen.

Tottenham chairman Daniel LevyTottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy is renowned as a shrewd negotiator but if he is indeed digging in his heels over a £1.5 million difference, it’s a dangerous game to be playing.

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

Tottenham’s need for striking reinforcements has been well documented and Janssen ticks all the right boxes. He’s 22-years old, scored 27 goals in 34 league games last season and represents great value in today’s market - even at the high-end of AZ’s demands.

It’s a deal which makes sense for everyone and it’s a deal with Spurs must ensure is finalised sooner rather than later.

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