Is it the end for Janssen?
It seems that Vincent Janssen has saved himself from getting splinters on his backside in accepting a last minute loan to Turkey
The season long loan to Fenerbahce, may not of course be the end for the player who has struggled to score or really find a flow to his game since joining and his self confidence looks shot, to the point he simply doesn`t look like he is enjoying the experience.
As fans we seem split on whether he would eventually come good given time and games, but Poch seems to have made up his mind and the signing of Llorente surely signalled the end to any hopes of even a five minute cameo at the end of games. You can see us occasionally pairing Fernando and Harry, but if a third striker is needed, Surely Son Heung-min still remains the favoured choice over Janssen, so his leaving is the best solution for all parties.
For me, I liked the idea of Vincent joining a Prem side and a seven goal + Prem season would perhaps tell us more than scoring twenty in other country such as Holland or Turkey. Thats not to dismiss those leagues as being rubbish, but more about his ability to play an English game. He has the strength, but does he have the guile and turn of pace required to cut it in any elite league?
Perhaps the influence of Robin van Persie played a part in Janssen`s decision? RVP will now be a team mate, but has repeatedly proved himself as an exceptional striker wherever he has played. Will his character and experience revitalise his fellow countryman? Perhaps, but I guess he will have to do something spectacular to convince Poch he is worth another shot and even that may depend on the success of failure of Llorente.
I would imagine this is a loan where his success or failure will only define his future market value, so perhaps we should hope for goals galore and a big money deal next summer. No doubt Mr Levy is already doing the sums...
Written by Oxfordspur