Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs knew Vincent Janssen was joining Spurs

Vincent Janssen celebrates with Georginio Wijnaldum after scoring the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

The German club were also linked with Tottenham Hotspur's new signing.

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Tottenham Hotspur finally brought in a new striker this week, with the arrival of Dutch international Vincent Janssen.

Spurs signed the player for a fee reported by the BBC to be in the region of £17 million.

Vincent Janssen celebrates with Georginio Wijnaldum after scoring the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen celebrates with Georginio Wijnaldum after scoring the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

The move was a long protracted one and the more Spurs and Janssen’s former club AZ Alkmaar struggled to come to an agreement over a price-tag the more it looked like he might be heading elsewhere.

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

Paris Saint-Germain were said to be interested in his signature, as were VfL Wolfsburg.

Speaking to Kicker this week however the Bundesliga side’s sporting director made it clear his club had known for some time that the Dutch striker was always going to find a way to complete a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, stating:

“For some time now we knew [that Janssen was going to Tottenham].”

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The interest in Janssen is undoubtedly deserved considering the brilliant form he has shown at AZ last season – in which he scored an impressive 27 league goals making him the Eredivisie’s top scorer.

He has also impressed since breaking into the Dutch national team, playing five times and scoring three goals.

Tottenham will be hoping to show him off to those that missed out throughout 2016-17.

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