Early this week reports claimed that Vincent Janssen could be signing for Spurs in a matter of days, but we should know better than to expect a transfer to run smoothly when a striker is involved.
The AZ Alkmaar director Max Huiberts has spoken out over the saga and claims that a deal is far from imminent.
“There is a lot of speculation and I read a lot of nonsense stories. We have once received a bid from Tottenham Hotspur.
“That [bid] we have not accepted. That is not so strange to me, it is not often a club agrees immediately with a first offer.
“Then we heard nothing more [from Spurs].”
“No, that’s not us. If you want to buy something, you have to go to the store. The store does not belong to you.”
With Janssen having turned down an offer from Paris St Germain because he is so set on a move to Tottenham and it being so important to bring in another striker in time for pre-season, you’d hope the club would stop dawdling and pay AZ what they want before someone else does.
With AZ rumoured to be ready to sign Wout Weghorst as a replacement for Janssen, everything seems to be in place for a move to be made. Surely Daniel Levy doesn’t want to let down Mauricio Pochettino again, having bungled the Saido Berahino deal last summer?