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Vincent Janssen: I’m not afraid of Harry Kane

The Dutch international, currently waiting on the green light to travel to London, says that he’s ready to compete with Spurs’ homegrown striker.

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Vincent Janssen isn’t a Tottenham Hotspur player yet, but he already looks up to the challenge. With a deal expected between AZ Alkmaar and Tottenham in the realm of £18m for the Dutch international striker, Janssen gave quotes to the Dutch media (as reported by the Evening Standard) saying that he was excited to make the move, and that he’s ready for the opportunity to challenge Harry Kane for a role in Tottenham’s starting 11.

"I'm glad that [the transfer] is almost complete. For me it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs. The competition appeals to me and the plan of the coach is similar to the plan that AZ boss John van den Brom shared with me a year ago at AZ.

"It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step.

"Harry Kane? People can say what they want but I'm not afraid of anybody. He is a great striker but we will see how it goes. We can complement each other, I think I can learn a lot from him."

Not afraid of Harry Kane, huh?

Janssen has been compared recently to both Ruud van Nistelroy and Robin van Persie, and it’s looking like he is going to be a very exciting new addition to Tottenham as they prepare to play in the Champions League for the first time since 2010-2011.

Meanwhile, the latest news suggests that, contrary to initial reports, Janssen has not yet made the trip to London as he’s waiting for the two clubs to come to a final agreement on the transfer fee.