Jamie Redknapp shares Ruud Gullit's view of Tottenham's Vincent Janssen

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen

Tottenham signed Vincent Janssen for £17m last month.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has told The Mail that ex-Dutch international Ruud Gullit has a very high view of new signing Vincent Janssen.

Picking Janssen as one of his 10 players to watch in the Premier League this season - the only Spurs player to make the list - Redknapp explains how Gullit talked up the striker when quizzed by him.

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit

He said: "I was chatting to Ruud Gullit last week and he was talking very highly of this boy. The last Dutch league export he talked up this much was Luis Suarez, so if Janssen is half as good he’ll be all right!

"The Dutch league has given us as many Mateja Kezmans as it has Dennis Bergkamps, but I’m hoping he’s the latter."

The comparisons to Liverpool and Arsenal legends Suarez and Bergkamp are noteworthy - but if there is one striker Janssen has been compared to in style it is a former Manchester United forward Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Tottenham's Vincent JanssenTottenham's Vincent Janssen

The new Spurs ace is a goal poacher who topped the Eredivisie scoring charts last season and who has already displaced Robin van Persie as Holland's top international striker.

He is just one of two players Tottenham have signed this summer, with his arrival coming a month after Victor Wanyama was signed from Southampton.

Spurs needed a new striker to provide competition for Harry Kane and if Janssen lives up to Gullit and Redknapp's billing then Spurs will have bought very well indeed.


Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe LuisTottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis

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