Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated Vincent Janssen doesn’t have a future with Tottenham, claiming the striker’s situation is “clear”.

Janssen joined in the summer of 2016 but endured a difficult first season in England, scoring just six times across all competitions – and only two of those goals were from open play.

The Dutchman spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Fenerbahce, where he struggled with injuries and scored five goals in 17 matches.

He was expected to leave Spurs on a permanent basis this summer but a foot injury that required surgery has forced him to stay in north London.

However, Janssen is not in Tottenham’s Premier League squad, nor does he even have a squad number this term.

And Pochettino has reiterated the 24-year-old is unlikely to play for the club again.

“I think we are going to play in the Champions League and it’s clear the situation of Vincent,” the Spurs boss said (via ahead of Wednesday’s European clash with PSV Eindhoven.

“I don’t think it’s a moment to talk about him. We’ve talked a lot already.”

Janssen and fellow striker Fernando Llorente have struggled to provide adequate cover and competition for Harry Kane up front.

Both players will almost certainly be with other clubs this time next year.




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