Vincent Kompany Is About To Make His First Signing As Anderlecht Manager

Vincent Kompany departed his beloved Manchester City last month to try his hand at management with former club Anderlecht, and it looks like he's already making moves in the transfer market.

The 33-year-old is reportedly eyeing up Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen as his first signing.

In fact, Anderlecht's sporting director Michael Verschueren has confirmed that the club are "almost there" in regards to the deal, according to The Sun.

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Image: PA

Janssen has struggled to hit any sort of form under Mauricio Pochettino.

He signed for the club in a £17 million move off the back of an impressive 27-goal season in his native Holland, but he struggled to replicate that form.

He spent last season on loan at Turkish outfit Fenerbahce alongside fellow Spurs flop Roberto Soldado, where he found the net five times in 18 appearances.

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Image: PA

Then, after building his fitness with minutes in the club's reserve side, the former AZ Alkmaar man was poised to finally leave North London in January.

But a month later, after his Spurs future looked like it was done and dusted, the Dutch striker was handed a lifeline by his manager.

Janssen was allocated a squad number and named in the club's Premier League squad following the departures of Mousa Dembele and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

Pochettino confirmed that Janssen was training with the first-team and could be called upon up top in the absence of talisman Harry Kane, but that never happened.

"When we now have two free places, with Georges-Kevin Nkoudou going to Monaco and Dembele to China, he's going to be on the list," Pochettino said in the press conference.

"That is my decision, that he's going to be involved with the first team from today."

He never really made much of an impact after that, despite a number of substitute appearances.

Do you think Janssen will finally find his form under Vincent Kompany?

Let us know in the comments below.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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