The domestic transfer window may well have come to a close in regards to the Premier League but there are still some elements of business going on around Europe as Turkish clubs still have the ability to bring in players before their own deadline comes to a close.
One of those clubs that is looking to add some additional firepower to their team is that of Fenerbahce and they are now set to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Vincent Janssen on a loan deal until the end of the season as the 23 year old heads to Istanbul to finalise a move.
It’s never quite worked out for Janssen in the time he as been at the North London club but when you are playing understudy to Harry Kane then it is understandable as to why, that said though what rare chances the former AZ Alkmaar was given in the first team it is fair to say he didn’t really take with both hands.
24 Premier League appearances, admittedly a lot of them were from the bench only warranted two goals last season although he did score five in four cup matches. It did however seem though that the step up to the Premier League was just a bit too much for the Netherlands forward.
His situation at the club would have not been helped by the deadline day signing of Fernando Llorente from Swansea, a capture which meant that Janssen would have fallen further down the pecking order especially as the aerial threat of the Spaniard offers a plan b in the final third.
With that in mind it was pretty obvious that Janssen had two options, one was to make do with any even further reduced amount of game time for Tottenham or look for a move elsewhere. There were reports that Brighton were interested in a late deadline day signing but that never came to fruition.
So with a move to Spain the next day unlikely as their transfer window closed 24 hours later, it did look as Janssen would be staying put for the season. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel as Fenerbahce are set to end the somewhat barren spell for the striker.
There was no doubting his effort when on the pitch but unfortunately that alone was never really going to be enough, instead of great forwards who have come from the Ere Divisie he joins the list of names such as Mateja Kezman and Alfonso Alves and been something of a flop.
Maybe the move will do the player good as if he is given the chance to play week in week out then he could find the kind of form that sealed the move from AZ to Tottenham. The fact that he will also be possibly lining up with another former Spurs forward in Roberto Soldado will no doubt raise something of a smile. Best of luck Vincent.