Vincent Janssen hasn’t played a game of football this season, having had a foot operation in the summer.

The Dutchman had several injury layoffs whilst on loan in Turkey during the last campaign, including a mystery toe issue which was of great interest to the Turkish media.

There’s no clarity about a return date and the former AZ Alkmaar player will only have a year left on his Spurs contract in the summer.

He’s not been one of the club’s better buys.

Germany’s Bild report he’s one of the options for Schalke in the January transfer window. The German club are intending to follow the ‘Dortmund model’ to recruit upfront. That means trying to copy what BVB did when loaning Paco Alcacer from Barcelona.

Given that loan is one of the most successful in Europe in recent years, Schalke are asking a lot.

Bild say Tottenham paid a ‘whopping’ €22m for the player and now he’s just a ‘luxury reserve’, so the consideration would be to loan him.