Tottenham seals Janssen signing

The 22-year-old scored 27 league goals in the Dutch Eredivisie last season and netted a penalty on his international debut against England in March.

Vincent Janssen scores from the penalty spot against England.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham have announced the signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar for £17m on a four-year deal. The 22-year-old, last season's top scorer in the Eredivisie with 27 goals, has signed a four-year contract with Mauricio Pochettino's side.

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar, subject to international clearance," the club confirmed on Tuesday. "The striker has signed a contract with the club until 2020."

Speaking to AZ's official website, Janssen said: "I'm incredibly happy that I can make this step to Tottenham Hotspur. I'm glad the clubs finally agreed. I've shaken everyone's hand and I leave via the front door. I think it's a great deal for all three parties."





"I'm leaving for a great football nation and will play in the Champions League. I had the best footballing year of my life with AZ. The people I've worked with were fantastic. I can only look back on my time in Alkmaar with a positive feeling."

Janssen was named the Eredivisie's best young player in 2015-16 for his performances, after helping fire AZ to a Europa League spot. He has three goals in five senior appearances for Netherlands, including in the 2-1 friendly win over England at Wembley in March.