The most successful Dutchman to have played for Spurs was Rafael van der Vaart, who scored 28 goals in 78 appearances between 2010 and 2012.

A fan-favourite during his time at White Hart Lane, Van der Vaart has backed his countryman Vincent Janssen to have a similar impact at the club.

When asked about the new signing from AZ Alkmaar, VDV said: “In my opinion Tottenham have signed a great striker.

“He’s still young but he’s a real striker. He loves to play and work for the team but he doesn’t just score goals, he makes goals as well.

“If you work hard at Tottenham and in the Premier League, people will love you and if you score goals, you will be a legend. I hope he will do both.

“I think it’s a great signing for Tottenham and a great move for Vincent.”

Having played with some of the world’s greatest strikers during his time playing with the likes of Ajax, Real Madrid and the Dutch national team, Van der Vaart is well-qualified to judge Janssen and every Spurs fan will hope that his assessment proves correct.



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