Tottenham completed their second transfer of the summer, and supporters were overjoyed that a problem position has finally been addressed.
Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action with England's John Stones
In a transfer story that seems to have rolled on for the whole summer, Tottenham finally completed the signing of AZ and Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old top-scored in the Eredivisie last season with an astonishing 27 goals in 34 matches, netting 32 in 49 in all competitions, and his arrival at White Hart Lane has ended a long wait for Spurs to bring in a prolific striker as support and to play alongside Harry Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 12, 2016
With it being three years since the club last signed a specialised goalscorer, Roberto Soldado in 2013, it is a sign that Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino are committed to raising the quality throughout the squad.
Janssen is an attacker in form, scoring three goals in his first five internationals for the Dutch national team off the back of a stunning club season. With few alternatives for his national side, the striker is likely to establish himself in that position providing he gets sufficient football in North London.
The forward would have further endeared himself to Spurs fans ahead of his move by reportedly turning down moves to rivals West Ham, PSG and Wolfsburg because he had his heart set on Tottenham (Mirror).
Below are a series of tweets from Spurs fans celebrating the transfer after it's announcement on Tuesday afternoon:
Happy we have signed Vincent Janssen, an actual striker! Good competition for Kane too, and done early like everyone wanted. #COYS— Craig (@mrcraigo10) July 12, 2016
Welcome to the greates club in the world Vincent Janssen #COYS— Rusdii Taufik (@RusdiiT) July 12, 2016
Poch should try out a 4-4-2 formation or something similar with Kane and Janssen up front. Spurs are going to be a force next season! #COYS— Nemo (@NemoThePro) July 12, 2016
Great news to start the day with. Finally some cover for Harry, something that was needed a year ago. Welcome Vincent Janssen! #COYS— Braden Davidson (@COYS_10) July 12, 2016
I am pretty excited about the Janssen signing. Seems like a perfect Poch type player on the way up. #COYS— Hampton Hotspur (@vermonthotspur) July 12, 2016
Got a feeling janssen will be a good signing for us. But then again I thought Soldado was a good signing so what do I know. #COYS— Paul Marshall (@pmarsh10) July 12, 2016