Tottenham Hotspur target Vincent Janssen is desperate for his club AZ Alkmaar to not go all out in denying him a move to the Premier League side.
AZ's change of heart
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that this deal was more or less a formality, with a fee of around £12 million being agreed supposedly between Spurs and AZ. However French champions PSG also became interested in Janssen, so the Eredivisie club felt they were entitled to more for Holland's top scorer and are now holding out for £16 million.
However Mauricio Pochettino has urged his club to continue their pursuit of a man who scored 27 goals in 34 games in the Dutch top flight last season and also scored against England back in March. This pursuit has been apparent with Spurs putting in a further two bids for Janssen only to have them both rejected by AZ, the latest believed to be £14 million.
The most frustrated party in this slowly devoloping transfer saga is Janssen himself and speaking to British media, he has expressed his fears of this deal being blocked by his current club AZ, as he said: "Tottenham have made a high bid in my eyes. There has been an offer around £14 million."
The Dutch international continued: "I would like to move as soon as possible to start pre-season training. This is frustrating."
That pre-season schedule in terms of games is not scheduled to begin until july 26 when they take on Juventus at the Melbourne cricket ground in Australia and 21-year-old Janssen is certainly hoping he'll be apart of the Spurs squad that goes down under.
A potential alternative
However Tottenham fans need not fear whether or not the deal for Janssen goes through, as Pochettino has other forward signings lined up, with 20-year-old Roma striker Antonio Sanabria being touted for an £11 million fee. Spurs clearly feeling the need to add depth in their forward positions behind star man Harry Kane who carries thier goalscoring brunt.