Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen has joined Fenerbahce a season-long loan deal – and Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to predict he had played his final game the club.
Some have hit out at manager Mauricio Pochettino for claiming on Thursday that Janssen still had a big part to play this season while others insisted it was the “end of the road” for the Dutchman’s Spurs career.
The north Londoners released a statement on their official Twitter account on Friday night to reveal they have agreed terms with Fenerbahce about the shock transfer of Jansson.
It counts as a major surprise as the transfer window in England had shut on 31 August, nine days previously.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 8, 2017
Spurs fans reacted en masse to news of Janssen’s imminent departure just over a year after he was heralded as a key signing.
Many do not expect to see him again in a Tottenham shirt, while a minority believe he can rebuild his confidence and come back to White Hart Lane a better player.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) September 8, 2017
I hope it didn’t lie about alderwerield or the fact that he also said about them discussing a new contract after window closes last week :/
— craig (@brookman_craig) September 8, 2017
Technically, he was right. Said he still has a future (that depends if he does well in Turkey)
— Melvin (@Dannemann23) September 8, 2017
— Cheeseroom FC ?????? (@JMEmabbz) September 8, 2017
Head up Janssen. First team football can do wonders and you’ll be back before you know it. Looking forward to your return! #COYS
— Dan Hopeful (@GT_LightishRed) September 8, 2017
Didn’t expect that, must be the end for him. RIP Vinny
— Matt Bennett (@mattmembrane) September 8, 2017
Crazy if you guys think he has future with Spurs. Club won’t put him abroad for development. At least a decent league.
— Fariq (@nazirulfariq) September 8, 2017
I hope he does well, he’s young and needs game time, I just hope he’s not another Soldado in being just another fan fav.
— Paddy Hartnett (@PaddyHartnett77) September 8, 2017
Signals the end of the road for his Spurs career you’d imagine?
— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) September 8, 2017
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) September 8, 2017
Janssen joined Spurs in the summer of 2016 for around £18million from AZ Alkmaar after topping the Eredivise 2015-16 goal charts with 27 goals and netting 34 times in all competitions.
He has struggled to make an impression in north London and netted just six goals from 38 matches in his debut campaign, with four of them coming from the penalty spot.