Tottenham Hotspur get Vincent Janssen transfer boost as AZ close on replacement

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

AZ Alkmaar are close to replacing Tottenham bound Vincent Janssen.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates

Tottenham Hotspur have received a boost in their pursuit of Vincent Janssen, with his current club AZ Alkmaar closing in on signing a replacement.

Dutch magazine Voetball International report AZ have agreed a fee with Heracles to sign striker Wout Weghorst, who scored 12 goals last season.

Tottenham have been pursuing striker Vincent Janssen over the last month, but have so far been unable to agree a fee with the Dutch side.

Newspaper Allgeman Dagblad reported yesterday that Spurs were closing in on a deal, and were willing to meet AZ's asking price of around £17 million.

Voetball International report that Weghorst's deal makes Janssen's exit to Tottenham more likely, but that the Premier League side have not yet upped their previous offer.

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

With pre-season having already begun for both clubs, there is an incentive for Tottenham to get a deal over the line.

Seemingly everything is in place for it to go through without complication, once they meet AZ's asking price.

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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