Reports in both the British and Dutch media suggest that Tottenham Hotspur are finally set to conclude the Vincent Janssen transfer within the next week, with negotitations between Spurs and AZ Alkmaar having made some long-awaited progress.
It appears that a deal has been agreed in the region of £18million, with all that's left to be agreed on that front regarding the payment method. Janssen is set for a medical at the club sometime in the next few days, with an offical announcement likely early next week.
Saga drawing to a close
The completion of the move will come as a relief to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has certainly been kept waiting to get his man. After Spurs were given permission to talk to him in June, with AZ reportedly wanting £15million, the Dutch side hiked the price up amid interest in Janssen from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
There was relief for Spurs when Janssen turned down PSG's interest, favouring a move to North London, but the aforementioned tough negotiations went on before the two clubs finally settled at an £18million fee.
Janssen to rival Kane
Janssen will become Tottenham's second signing of the summer, following the deal to sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton for £11million, and represents the first time that they've dipped outside of the Premier League market.
He'll come in to add support, and pressure, to Harry Kane for a spot as the lone striker in Pochettino's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, with Spurs officials reportedly worried that Kane could suffer from a crisis of confidence following his lacklusture Euro 2016 campaign with England.
Janssen would certainly add those much needed goals as Spurs look to make another title challenge in the coming season, having found the net 27 times in the Eredivisie last season, more than any other player in the league.