What does Islam Slimani move to Fener mean for Tottenham Hotspur's Vincent Janssen?

(L-R) Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur during a training session at the CSKA arena on September 26, 2016 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League...

It seems unlikely that Tottenham Hotspur star Vincent Janssen will be joining Fenerbahce.

Goaltender Aro Muric #49 of Manchester City makes a save against Vincent Janssen #9 of Tottenham during the second half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken at...

Tottenham Hotspur beat Newcastle United 2-1 in their Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon to quell some of the frustration left over from a quiet transfer window.

The North Londoners failed to sign a single player, becoming the first Premier League club since 2003 to not strengthen during a summer transfer window.

It looked for a while that a deadline-day move for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish was on the cards, but the 22-year-old wound up staying with the Championship club.

But has another potential deal just broken down for Spurs?


According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham are 'desperate' to offload Vincent Janssen and Fenerbahce - where he spent last season on loan - seemed the most likely destination.

In fact, Turkish outfit Skor Sozcu reported a couple of weeks ago that a deal had been agreed for the Dutch striker to re-join the Istanbul giants.

Daniel Levy takes his seat in the stand for the game during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on September 18, 2016 in London, England.

That might be tricky now, however, as Fenerbahce have signed Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester City.

The Turkish side now have Slimani, Roberto Soldado and Andre Ayew as striking options, and it seems there is little room for the Lilywhites forward.

It does not mean that Janssen is staying in North London for the 2018-19 campaign, but it does mean that chairman Daniel Levy might have to start from scratch with regards to homing the 24-year-old.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou #14 and Vincent Janssen #9 of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate a goal in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull...

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