• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

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Why Rafael Benitez should sign Vincent Janssen

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Vincent Janssen could be allowed to leave Tottenham this summer, with the Dutchman having struggled for game time in the last 18 months.

Janssen, 24, signed for Tottenham for from AZ Alkmaar in 2016, but has struggled to adapt to the Premier League joining, scoring just six goals in 39 appearances in what has been a disastrous spell in north London for both player and club.

He was farmed out on loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce where he scored five goals in 19 games and added four assists last season, however his progress was halted through injury, missing several months of playing time.​

The Netherlands international remains completely out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino and even though he is contracted to the club until the summer of 2020, Tottenham could look to cash him in this summer.

The move hasn’t worked out for Janssen and regardless of having an underwhelming time in England, he deserves another chance to showcase his talent. That said, Newcastle United should take a punt on the centre-forward when the transfer window re-opens.

Newcastle United have desperately lacked goals this season, with Salomon Rondon being the only reliable goal-scorer in the ranks. Rondon has been fantastic for the Magpies this season, the burly Venezuelan, who is on-loan from West Brom has looked fierce in front of goal in an otherwise predictable attack.

Even if Newcastle sign Rondon permanently from West Brom at the end of the season, Rafael Benitez’s side needs another bonafide goal-scorer. And Vincent Janssen certainly could be a solution to the Magpies’ goal-scoring problems.

Janssen is known for his technical qualities, good pace, eye for goal and clinical finishing as a centre-forward. While he is capable of bringing his teammates into play with his hold-up play, the 24-year-old is equally adept at combining his movement and positional sense with his trickery to rip apart defences.

The Dutchman excels in his ability to run in behind the opposition’s backline and his powerful long-range shooting can also be invaluable assets to a team that has struggled to score goals.

To add to that, the former AZ Alkmaar man is a clinical finisher who is adept at putting away the chances that come his way, often relying on his fine technique and instincts in the box to find the net with first-time finishes.


To put it plainly, Janssen could be a solid signing for Newcastle. An experienced manager like Rafael Benitez has the ability to revive a player’s career and Janssen could definitely benefit working under the Spaniard.

That said, Benitez should take a gamble on the Dutch striker this summer.