Former Chelsea winger Damien Duff has questioned strikers coming in from the Dutch league, including Tottenham Hotspur’s Vincent Janssen. The Netherlands international signed for Tottenham in the last transfer window, but has only scored twice since arriving in England.
Voetbal Primeur have reported on comments Duff made to RTE when asked about the Tottenham star. Duff said with a few exceptions he doesn’t trust forwards from the Netherlands coming to the Premier League because he believes they are just here for the high wages. The former Republic of Ireland international said Janssen has struggled from the start since joining Tottenham, and has so far been ineffective.
“Apart from Dennis Bergkamp, I do not trust any striker in the Netherlands, he’s already struggling from his first day at Spurs. Afonso Alves, Mateja Kezman, Bryan Ruiz. They come just for the big money here. Van Nistelrooy is the second in twenty years. Janssen scored only three times and all from penalty kicks. He cost millions, but has shown nothing yet. He had a good chance, but he has not yet been very effective,” said the former Chelsea star on Janssen.
Janssen signed for Tottenham in the summer, and in the absence of Harry Kane in recent weeks he was expected to bring goals to the team. However, his only goal came via the penalty spot against Leicester City last weekend, and he’s likely to be replaced once Kane returns from injury.