Transfer news: ‘I’m better keeping my mouth shut’ – Vincent Janssen quiet on Tottenham future, but keeping ‘options open’

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The Dutch striker endured a testing first season at White Hart Lane and has sparked transfer talk just 12 months after arriving in the Premier League

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen admits to keeping his “options open” but acknowledges that it is best not to discuss his future.

The Netherlands international was snapped up by Spurs in 2016 on the back of a season which delivered 31 goals for AZ Alkmaar in all competitions.

He never looked like repeating those heroics at White Hart Lane and ended his debut campaign in north London with just six efforts to his name.

A failure to settle in the Premier League has sparked further transfer talk, but Janssen is reluctant to be drawn on what the summer holds for him.

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Pressed by De Telegraaf on whether he would be willing to return to his homeland, the 22-year-old said: “I cannot say anything about that.

“I keep all options open.”

“[My future] is a matter for after the holidays. I want the prospect of more playing time, but otherwise I’m now better keeping my mouth shut.”

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Janssen acknowledges that a lack of regular minutes at Tottenham has made it difficult for him to produce his best, while the form of Golden Boot winner Harry Kane – who netted 29 Premier League goals – has done little to aid his cause.

He added: “I initially found it difficult with my role as a substitute, sometimes sat in the stands at Spurs, but I learned to deal with it.

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“As a young player I had to compete with Harry Kane, the top scorer of the Premier League, arguably the toughest league in the world. And a striker performing remains in the team.”

Janssen penned a four-year contract with Tottenham after joining in an £18.5 million deal.

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