Fenerbahce decide against permanent move for Dutch striker
Fenerbahce have decided against securing a permanent deal for Vincent Janssen at the end of the current campaign. The Netherlands international left Tottenham Hotspur for the Turkish Super Lig back in August after he found himself out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino.
However, his season-long loan in Istanbul has not gone as planned with an injury back in December, hampering his chances of earning regular gametime. Janssen, who has netted just twice in 11 appearances, is due to undergo a longer rehabilitation than expected and according to Fanatik, the club have opted against the buy-option.
As a result, the Dutchman is expected to return to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer where he is likely to be deemed surplus to requirements. Spurs recruited Fernando Llorente to supplement their strikeforce prior to Janssen's departure, and the 23-year-old has a difficult task of winning over his manager.
Janssen arrived at Tottenham from AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2016 with the reputation of being a frequent goalscorer. The Dutchman notched 31 goals in his sole season in the Eredivisie, but he could not replicate this feat with Spurs, where he netted just six goals during the previous campaign.
At 23, Janssen has plenty of years left in him to make a lasting impression, but for that, he may have to push for an exit from north London with Harry Kane among others including Heung-min Son in the form of their lives under Pochettino.
Tottenham Hotspur bolstered their squad during the winter, with Lucas Moura adding an additional option in the attack front. Pochettino will surely have an eye on another marksman for the summer with Kane continuously linked with a big-money switch.
The likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid have been linked with the England skipper for a while, and it would not come as a huge surprise, if he does eventually leave Spurs in search of silverware, which has eluded him with the north London side.