Janssen on Kane: ‘I’m not afraid of anybody’

Date published: Friday 8th July 2016 12:33

Incoming Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen describes Harry Kane as a “great striker” but is not afraid of competing with the England man for a starting place.

Janssen – Eredivisie’s top scorer last season with 27 goals – will leave AZ Aalkmar after they finally agreed to sell him to Tottenham for around £19m.

“I won’t train with AZ any more,” the 22-year-old told Algemeen Dagblad. “The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I will go home and wait for the phone call to go.

“I’m glad that it 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.”

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