Striker highlights Pochettino factor for move

New signing Vincent Janssen cited Mauricio Pochettino and Champions League football for his eagerness to move to Tottenham.

Tottenham: Striker highlights Pochettino factor for moveTottenham: Striker highlights Pochettino factor for move

The 22-year-old Holland striker, top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals in 34 appearances, signed a four-year contract on Tuesday until 2020 after moving from AZ Alkmaar

Tottenham will pay an initial £17million for Janssen but the fee could rise to £18.5m depending on the player’s performances.

“One of the reasons I chose Tottenham is the way Pochettino thinks and how he plays. I really like that,” Janssen told Spurs TV.

“It’s always a dream for me to play Champions League and now it’s coming very close.

“When I was a little child I watched every game in the Champions League and now I can play it for myself.

“It’s a beautiful club, a traditional club in England. They did very good last year and I’m happy to play for Spurs.

“I think I have a good chance to develop myself here. I can train with a young, talented group, with very good staff. I’m ready to develop myself.”

Tottenham, who finished runners-up to Leicester in the Premier League last season, had been in negotiations with AZ for the best part of six weeks.

Pochettino had targeted Janssen as cover for Harry Kane as Spurs look to balance a renewed title challenge with the Champions League next term.

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