Tottenham-bound Vincent Janssen assesses his upcoming battle with Harry Kane

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

The Dutch international is ready to compete with the Spurs talisman.

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

Tottenham target Vincent Janssen has shared his thoughts on competing with Harry Kane next season, in quotes published by Dutch outlet AD.

The 22-year old’s move to Spurs is seemingly imminent - with the likes of the Telegraph claiming the deal is almost done - and he spoke to Dutch journalists earlier today about how he anticipates his role at the club.

England's Harry Kane appeals for a penaltyEngland's Harry Kane appeals for a penalty

“Harry Kane? People can say what they want but I’m not afraid of anybody,” said Janssen. “He is a great striker but we’ll see how it goes.

“We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him. We can both be happy. We will shake hands.”

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

His words will encourage Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs fans alike, and the battle for a starting spot up front is sure to be an intriguing one.

Tottenham have been in need of another striking option for some time and Janssen will provide much needed competition for Kane as well as giving Pochettino the option to experiment with different formations.

Tottenham's Harry Kane scores their first goalTottenham's Harry Kane scores their first goal

Neither Kane nor Janssen will be content with a place on the bench and it may well be the case that the Spurs boss manages to fit both into his starting XI.

Regardless of how it eventually plays out, the arrival of another quality striker feels long overdue and should help prevent the type of fatigue-induced collapse Spurs suffered towards the end of last season.

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