Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen is on the verge of joining Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal.
The Turkish clubs released a statement on their official website on Friday morning to reveal they have agreed terms in principle for what is a shock transfer.
Talks are scheduled to take place at lunchtime on Friday in Istanbul.
“Our club, in principle, has agreed terms with both the player and the club to loan Tottenham and Dutch national team striker, Vincent Janssen,” a statement from the Turkish club read.
“The 23-year-old striker will arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 12:30 today and negotiations will continue in Istanbul.”
— Fenerbahçe SK (@Fenerbahce) September 8, 2017
Good move for Tottenham?
Yes. Spurs signed Fernando Llorente as back-up to main man Harry Kane on deadline day and he represents an upgrade on Janssen, who has failed to make an impression since joining from AZ Alkmaar just over 12 months ago. The writing was on the wall for the Dutch flop when he failed to make Tottenham’s Champions League squad. With Kane, Llorente and Son Heung-Min ahead of him in the battle for the spearhead role, a move to Turkey is a smart one for all parties. Spurs can ease their tight wage bill and Janssen has an opportunity to restore his confidence and play regularly.
This Is Futbol rating: 7/10
Likely to happen?
Given that Fenerbahce have made an announcement on their official social media channels, this is clearly a done deal with just the paperwork to be sorted.
This Is Futbol rating: 10/10