West Brom are considering a summer move for Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, according to the Sunday People.
The story, relayed by The Birmingham Mail, suggests Tony Pulis is keen to test Spurs’ resolve after Janssen’s difficult first season in England.
The Dutchman has scored just twice in 24 Premier League appearances since arriving from AZ Alkmaar for around £18 million last summer.
In fairness, most of those outings have been from the bench, usually late in games, and Janssen has had to battle Tottenham talisman Harry Kane for a starting place.
Spurs fans have been mostly unimpressed with what they have seen of the 22-year-old, who has looked short of quality despite a couple of classy moments — his back-heeled assist against Swansea, for instance.
West Brom and Tottenham haven’t exactly seen eye to eye ever since the Saido Berahino saga. But a deal to take Nacer Chadli to the Hawthorns was struck last summer, so we know the clubs are at least on speaking terms.
Some will be keen to see Janssen given another season at Spurs, while others will be content to see him depart. We’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out.