Vincent Janssen is expected to leave Tottenham in January and Cardiff could make a move for the Dutch international. Things have not worked out for Janssen since his arrival at Spurs from AZ Alkmaar in 2016, as he only managed to score twice during his debut season in the Premier League and struggled to fill the role as Harry Kane’s understudy.
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Janssen was shipped out on loan to Turkish giants Fenerbahce last season where he also found first-team opportunities hard to come by, although he did find the back of the net four times in his 16 Super Lig appearances.
The 24-year-old returned to Spurs during the summer, but he is yet to make an appearance this term, due in part to a foot injury he picked up at the start of the season.
It does not appear as though Janssen has much of a future with Mauricio Pochettino’s side and he looks set to leave the club either on loan or in a permanent deal during the summer.
Given Cardiff’s troubles in front of goal this season, the Bluebirds are believed to be one of the sides that could make a move for Janssen in the new year.
Neil Warnock’s side did score four goals during a recent victory over Fulham, but that appears to be the exception to the rule at the Cardiff City Stadium this season, as they remain one of the lowest scoring sides in the top flight.
Danny Ward and Bobby Reid are the only forwards to have registered a league goal for Cardiff so far, while Callum Paterson, who started his career as a right-back, has been leading the line over recent weeks.
Despite Paterson doing well in that position, Janssen would certainly be an upgrade in the final third and he could well be tempted by a move to South Wales, as he may feel he still has a point to prove in the Premier League.