Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp has touted Spurs new boy to be one of his ‘players to watch’ for the 2016-17 season.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp, who played 49 times for the lilywhites over three injury hit seasons, listed the Dutchman as third in his top 10.
Janssen, who netted 27 goals last-term, has drawn a lot of praise from fellow countryman Ruud Gullit.
Redknapp states: “I was chatting to Ruud Gullit last week and he was talking very highly of this boy. The last Dutch league export he talked up this much was Luis Suarez, so if Janssen is half as good he’ll be all right!
“The Dutch league has given us as many Mateja Kezmans as it has Dennis Bergkamps, but I’m hoping he’s the latter.
“A left-footed striker who can play out wide, Janssen is a real workhorse and his goals should take the heat off Harry Kane. While he may not start every game, he’s a very good option from the bench — something Spurs lacked as their title bid petered out last season.”
High praise indeed, hopefully the £17m signing can hit the ground running as the team look to build upon a fantastic 2015-16 campaign.
Written by Joe Thomas