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.
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.
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.
Vincent Janssen coming on for his first appearance since August 2017 :scream:
Eric Dier's reaction says it all! :joy: #TOTBHA pic.twitter.com/C3sfhwhNGb
- Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) April 23, 2019
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."
Vincent Janssen reportedly a top target for Anderlecht, while Schalke have also been linked with the Spurs forward.
Either club would be a good move. He just needs regular first-team football. If he starts scoring again he gets back into the Netherlands squad.
- Michael Bell (@MichaelJBell09) June 24, 2019
He never really made much of an impact after that, despite a number of substitute appearances.
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