AZ Alkmaar have confirmed that they have turned down a bid from Spurs for Vincent Janssen.
Tottenham bid £11.31m for the Dutch striker but his club are holding out for £16.15.
The AZ technical director Max Huiberts said: “The difference between the offer and the price we demand was too big.
“I’ve read a lot of speculation and been telephoned by other clubs but no-one else has made any concrete offer.”
Despite the bid falling short of AZ’s valuation, terms are said to have been agreed with the player.
Spurs bid yesterday for Janssen but it was rejected. Terms agreed with the striker. Expected to return to AZ with another offer. #thfc
— Tom Allnutt (@tomallnuttPA) June 24, 2016
With the difference between the offer and asking price not too far apart, this should perhaps be seen as positive news rather than a disappointment.
With AZ speaking out – no doubt to invite other offers from interested parties- Spurs might need to make a second bid quickly if they’re going to lands the 22-year old Netherlands international.