Pochettino reveals excitement over Janssen signing

The Spurs boss is delighted to have landed the striker.

Pochettino reveals excitement over Janssen signing
Pochettino pictured at Tottenham's training ground (Photo: HotspurHQ)

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his delight at the signing of AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, after Spurs confirmed the transfer on Tuesday morning.

Janssen has been bought by the Lilywhites for around £18million, and will play his football in North London until 2020 after signing a four-year-deal.

Despite being just 22-years-old, Janssen top-scored in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals in 34 games, leading to him winning the Young Player of the Year award, two months after scoring for Holland against England at Wembley, another iconic moment in his short career.

Janssen's transfer was confirmed on Tuesday morning (photo; THFC.com)
Janssen's transfer was confirmed on Tuesday morning (photo; THFC.com)

Pochettino hails 'massive potential' of Janssen

Speaking about the player, Pochettino said that he's "young and his potential is massive to develop", with these qualities meaning that he "has the profile that perfectly fits us".

Adding more about his specific strengths, the Argentine praised the Dutchman for his "quality in the box", stating that he's "a striker that likes to fight and work for the team".

Spurs boss happy and excited to have him in the squad

"We are very happy and excited that he's joined us", said Pochettino, with Janssen becoming his second major signing of the summer after the earlier purchase of Victor Wanyama from fellow English club Southampton.

However, the boss was keen to stress that Spurs fans shouldn't expect too much too soon, saying that "he will have time to adapt", but he has time to do so as it's "early in pre-season", with a number of the Spurs squad yet to return to training.

Spurs fans could get their first chance to see the new man in action in less than two weeks, as they fly to Australia for their first official pre-season friendly, up against Serie A champions Juventus, before following fixtures against Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.