Mauricio Pochettino certainly has strength in depth after signing the Netherlands striker, but the Tottenham boss may be brainstorming more ambitious attacking plans.
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After Tottenham signed AZ striker Vincent Janssen on Tuesday, it is worthwhile looking at how the 22-year-old can impact the first team at White Hart Lane.
Many feel that the Netherlands international is at the club to provide top quality support and competition for first choice attacker Harry Kane, but perhaps boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking at a way to involve Janssen as much as possible.
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It will prove to be difficult to fit both Kane and Tottenham's new forward into the starting lineup, but with some sources reporting that Pochettino has told the Dutchman that he will part of a strike partnership with Kane rather than his stand-in, below is the eleven the Argentine could look to utilise in the opening day game against Everton.
Of course, with Spurs playing away in the first match of the new season, this lineup could be Pochettino's Plan B, rather than his starting eleven. Erik Lamela could be the player that misses out from the side's attacking midfield trio of him, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, with Kane dropping into Alli's usual number ten role and the ex MK Dons man moving out wide. This may only happen if Tottenham need a goal, but any one of the attacking midfielders could make way for Janssen if Pochettino decides he wants to change to, or start with an attacking side that employ two centre forwards.
What Janssen's arrival means of course is that Spurs have the possibility of having two players most alive in the penalty box, which should increase their goal threat when both are on the pitch. Worth remembering here is that Kane has plenty of history of playing the slightly more withdrawn member of a pair.
One thing is for sure, the prospect of Spurs having both the Premier League's top scorer from last season, and the Eredivisie's on the pitch at the same time will be a frightening prospect for opponents.
Note: Article edited to reflect Mousa Dembele's unavailability at the start of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.