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After just two league goals in his debut season, Dutch striker swaps London for Istanbul

Vincent Janssen found the going tough at Tottenham.

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AFTER A DIFFICULT first season in England, Dutch striker Vincent Janssen has left Tottenham Hotspur and signed a season-long loan deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce.

The North London club spent £17m on the 23-year-old in the summer of 2016 after a breakout season with AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie.

However, it took him a while to find a rhythm at White Hart Lane. It wasn’t until March of this year that he found the net from open play, though he had notched four penalties by that stage. But just one of them came in the league and he’d manage just one more top-flight goal – against Bournemouth – before season’s end.

With Tottenham having snatched Fernando Llorente from under Chelsea’s noses on deadline day, Janssen was always expected to leave but the Dutch international turned down a temporary switch to Brighton.

But, he found a move to Istanbul more enticing and will join up with compatriot Robin van Persie and Roberto Soldado – another attacker who found the going tough at Spurs.

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