Janssen to Spurs: From Suarez to Kezman, how have Eredivise goalscorers fared in England?

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

Tottenham are reportedly set to land Eredivisie goal machine Vincent Janssen.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen celebrates

Tottenham Hotspur appear to be on the verge of signing AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen - and it's fair to say former Eredivisie top goalscorers have had a mixed time in the Premier League.

According to a report from Voetbalzone, Tottenham have struck a deal worth £17m plus additional clauses for Janssen, who will undergo a medical in London in the coming days as Mauricio Pochettino closes in on adding another goal threat to support Harry Kane.

With 27 league goals last season, the 22-year-old Dutch international ended the campaign as the Eredivisie's top goalscorer, but he's not the only player since the turn of the millennium to arrive in the Premier League with that accolade.

Not every player has had great success having topped the Eredivisie scoring charts, and with more good than bad, here are all the examples since 2000...

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Ruud van Nistelrooy

Van Nistelrooy smashed 29 goals for PSV Eindhoven in the 1999-2000 season, and whilst he was supposed to sign for Manchester United that summer, an injury mean the transfer was delayed by a year. Eventually, Van Nistelrooy made his move to Old Trafford, hammering 150 goals in 219 games in all competitions for the Red Devils, becoming a United hero. Spurs fans will be certainly hoping to see Janssen hit a similar record.

Mateja Kezman

In three of the four years following Van Nistelrooy's 2000 success, Kezman was Eredivisie top goalscorer 24, 35 and 31 in respective seasons. The former Serbian international, Kezman was in demand in the summer of 2004, and he made a move to join the Roman Abramovich revolution at Chelsea. Unfortunately, Kezman could never hit the heights from his time in the Netherlands, scoring just seven goals in 41 games for Chelsea before being offloaded after just one year at Stamford Bridge.

Middlesbrough's Afonso Alves looks dejected after missing a chance to scoreAfonso Alves looks dejected after missing a chance to score for Middlesbrough

Dirk Kuyt

Feyenoord hero Kuyt topped the scoring charts with 29 goals in the 2004-05 season, with Liverpool swooping to land him just a year later. A reliable, hard-working player who came up big for the Reds on a number of occasions, Dutch star Kuyt was underrated and underappreciated for much of his time in England, scoring 71 goals in 286 games for Liverpool before moving on to Fenerbahce in 2012 - and close to 300 games from Janssen would be a great return on Tottenham's investment.

Afonso Alves

The example most often used to sum up why clubs shouldn't spend big on an Eredivisie star, Alves had a nightmare spell in the Premier League. 34 Eredivisie goals for Heerenveen in the 2006-07 season catapulted the Brazilian into the spotlight, and Middlesbrough broke their transfer record in January 2008 to sign Alves, splashing out £10m (BBC Sport). With just 13 goals in 47 games for Boro, Alves struggled to live up to his transfer fee, and spent the latter stages of his career in Qatar before retiring last year.

Luis Suarez

Whilst Alves was a disaster, Luis Suarez is in the conversation with Van Nistelrooy as the biggest success story. The Uruguayan hammered 35 goals for Ajax in the 2009-10 season, before eventually earning a January 2011 move to Liverpool. Suarez, whilst controversial, proved himself as a world class player with Liverpool, scoring 82 goals in 133 games to earn a 2014 move to Barcelona. Finding another Suarez is tough, but Tottenham will be hoping that Janssen can have a similar kind of impact at White Hart Lane.

Manchester United's Memphis Depay in action with West Brom's Craig GardnerManchester United's Memphis Depay in action with West Brom's Craig Gardner

Wilfried Bony

Ivorian international Bony found the net 31 times for Vitesse Arnhem during the 2012-13 season, with Swansea City swooping to sign him that summer. After just 18 months in South Wales, where he scored 35 goals in 70 appearances, Bony made a big-money move to Manchester City in January 2015, but has now struggled to make the step up. Primarily a backup for Sergio Aguero, Bony has scored just ten goals in 46 games, meaning the jury is still out on him in terms of being a top class Premier League striker.

Memphis Depay

One of last summer's big-money deals, Dutch winger Depay made a big move to Manchester United having topped the Eredivisie scoring charts with 22 goals. A talented, pacey, goalscoring winger, everything looked set up for Depay to make a huge impact in the Premier League, but just seven goals in 45 games - with only two coming in the Premier League - mean that Depay's future at Old Trafford is already in doubt, and he may be a case of a player arriving from the Netherlands with too much hype; something Spurs won't want to see happen with Janssen.

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