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Long Term Tottenham Target Has 16 Goals And 4 Assists, But Here Are Two Reasons Why Spurs Are Better Off With Their Dutchman

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Vincent Janssen

Two Reasons Why Tottenham Are Better Off With Vincent Janssen Instead Of Signing Sandro

Tottenham Hotspur have had another excellent campaign in the Premier League. The North London club were once again in contention for the Premier League title and gave leaders Chelsea a good run for their money until last week when they lost 1-0 to West Ham United to falter in the title race.

However, the fact that they have once again been the best team in England and are set to finish 2nd in the league should definitely be reason enough for the fans to cheer. What sweetens the success more is that Spurs are set to finish above local rivals Arsenal for the first time since 1995.

Mauricio Pochettino has developed an excellent young squad at White Hart Lane and has them playing in a way that has made people sit up and take notice. While the squad is pretty much well-rounded, the lack of a proper backup striker for leading goalscorer Harry Kane is something that has been pointed out as a potential weakness for the Lilywhites.

Tottenham brought in Vincent Janssen last summer from AZ Alkmaar, but the 22-year old Dutchman has had to endure an extremely poor start to life in England. In 36 appearances, Janssen has managed just 6 goals and 4 assists and has put in a series of underwhelming performances.

This has led to Tottenham being linked with several other strikers for the upcoming transfer window. One of the names being spoken about frequently in the tabloids is Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez. The former Barcelona forward was of interest for Spurs in the winter window as well and is once again being linked with a move to North London. While he has been in good form for Malaga this season, Tottenham should stick with Janssen for next season instead of moving for the Spaniard and here are two reasons why:

No Guarantees That Sandro Won’t Struggle

Sandro has scored 16 goals for Malaga from 29 games this season and has also chalked up 4 assists as well. While he may have done very well in his first season after leaving Barcelona, there is no guarantee that he will be able to replicate that form in England.

Sandro Ramirez

Janssen too arrived at Tottenham on the back of a similarly good season in the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar. The Dutchman had scored 32 times in 49 games across all competitions but has struggled to find his feet in the Premier League.Tottenham have invested a year on Janssen and his performances over the course of the season have improved. If backed further, he has what it takes to be a success for the club.

Pochettino may need to bring in a striker in the summer, but if he is going to do that, he would be better served with going for an established name rather than Sandro, who could, in all likelihood, take the same route as Janssen and take some time to settle.

Janssen Is Playing Well Enough

Moreover, it is not that Janssen is playing poorly. The 22-year old has failed to score goals, but his all-round game has been quite good. That has gone somewhat unnoticed.

His link up play with the rest of his teammates in the attacking third is good and he exudes confidence when on the ball. He has demonstrated that he has the strength to hold off defenders and bring his teammates into play. Yes, there are improvements needed in some areas, but Janssen hasn’t been as bad as he has been made to look at times. There is plenty of ability and potential so Tottenham just need to find a way to tap into it and the goals will eventually come.