LISTEN: Vincent Janssen is not fantastic at anything… but his all-round game is perfect for Tottenham
Vincent Janssen has an all-round game perfectly suited to Tottenham and can prove an able deputy for Harry Kane, talkSPORT has been told.
The Dutch striker, an £18million summer signing from AZ Alkmaar, is set for an extended run in the team after Kane suffered ankle ligament damage shortly after scoring the winner against Sunderland on Sunday.
Janssen is yet to score in the Premier League and supporters are unsure whether the 24-year-old has what it takes to fill their leading goalscorer’s boots.
But according to Micky Gray – a close friend of top Spurs scout Ian Broomfield – he has all the attributes to be a success at White Hart Lane and should fit into Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form side quite comfortably.
Speaking on the Jim White show, the ex-England international full-back said: “If you are a player who is waiting in the wings for your opportunity and that comes along, you want to go into a side that is playing well. And Tottenham are playing so well.
“They will still be getting to know him as a player but the man who was behind bringing him to the club was Ian Broomfield, who I speak to quite a lot. He does a lot of the dealings at Tottenham. I asked him what he was like and he said he is not fantastic at anything, he is not the quickest, he is not the strongest, he is not the best in the air, but his all-round game is fitted to the way Tottenham play.
“I am looking forward to seeing him get a nice little run in the side. Eventually he will get judged by goals but when the first one comes it is a knock-on effect. They got 22 chances against Sunderland, so he is going to get chances to put the ball in back of the net.”