Vincent Janssen claims he is “keeping all options open” as rumours of a summer exit from Tottenham intensify.
The striker arrived in England from AZ Alkmaar for around £17 million last summer, but scored just twice in his first season in the Premier League.
Janssen scored twice for the Netherlands in the recent international break, afterwards telling journalists he does not know what his future holds.
In quotes published by The Mirror, the Dutchman said: “I initially found it difficult with my role as a substitute, sometimes sitting in the stands at Spurs, but I learned to deal with it.
“As a young player I had to compete with Harry Kane – the top scorer of the Premier League – arguably the toughest league in the world, and a striker who is performing remains in the team.
“That [my future] is a matter for after the holidays. I want the prospect of more playing time, but otherwise I’m now better keeping my mouth shut.
“I cannot say anything about that [a return to the Eredivisie] either. I keep all options open.”
Many believe Janssen should be given another season to prove himself at Tottenham. But it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him leave the club in the coming weeks.