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The three Premier League clubs that tried to sign Vincent Janssen this summer

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After a slow start to the transfer window, Tottenham finished strongly this summer. 

They didn't make a signing until just weeks before August 31 when they landed Davinson Sanchez from Ajax on the 18th.

To the delight of Spurs fans, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente joined him on Deadline Day. By the close of the window, a total of over £77 million had been spent. 

Two of those three players are likely to be regular features in Mauricio Pochettino's team, but Llorente is expected to play back up to Harry Kane up front. 

The England striker was top scorer in the Premier League last season with 29 goals, winning the golden boot for the second year running.

Despite not scoring in any of Tottenham's first three games, it's still expected that Kane will be one of the highest scorers again over this campaign.

And with Pochettino preferring to play with one striker rather than a pair, Llorente may have to get used to life on the bench at Wembley.   

Another man who's already familiar with that is Vincent Janssen. The Dutchman only featured in 24 of Spurs' league games last term, mostly as a sub, even while Kane was injured.

Following the arrival of another striker, Janssen will find opportunities hard to come by in north London and the Mirror reports he's going to be frozen out by Pochettino.

He won't be in Tottenham's Champions League squad this season and is expected to be left out of this weekends trip to Everton.

According to the paper, chairman Daniel Levy is furious with the £17 million flop for refusing to make a move away this summer, claiming he didn't want to leave a "top club". 

There were plenty of opportunities for Janssen to leave too, with three clubs trying to sign him. 

West Brom, Stoke City and Brighton attempted to convince the player to move over the last few months, but all were turned down by the ex-AZ Alkmaar forward.

His actions are also believed to have left Pochettino unimpressed, as well as Levy, suggesting that Janssen will get very little game time this season. 

Should Janssen be given another chance at Tottenham? Have your say in the comments below.

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