Janssen completes permanent move to Monterrey

Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen (left) comes on for the substituted Lucas Moura during the

Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen (left) comes on for the substituted Lucas Moura during the Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images). - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The forward struggled at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring only twice from open play in 42 appearances

Mexican side Monterrey ended Vincent Janssen's time at Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night by completing the signing of the forward for a reported £7 million fee.

The Netherlands international made 42 appearances for Spurs after joining during the summer of 2016 from AZ Alkmaar.

Janssen scored six goals for the Lilywhites in his debut season, but didn't find the net from open play until March against Millwall in the FA Cup.

He struggled to make the most of the chances he was handed in Harry Kane's absence and was expected to leave last summer, but a foot injury hampered his hopes of a securing a transfer and he spent a big chuck on the sidelines recovering from surgery.

In the end, he remained with Tottenham for the whole season - failing to depart in the winter transfer window - and even made a handful of appearances as a substitute at the end of the previous campaign, getting the chance to play at the club's new home.

But he was not included in Spurs' travelling party for the pre-season tour of Singapore and Shanghai and finalised an N17 exit this week.

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Janssen spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Fenerbache and yet injuries troubled him there and he will hope the switch to Mexico allows him to get back on track after success with Alkmaar four years ago.

An official club statement from Tottenham read: "We wish Vincent all the best for the future."

Focus will now turn to the likes of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Danny Rose, who like Janssen were also left back in England, instead of travelling with the squad to Asia, so they could explore other opportunities.

Both have been training at Hotspur Way, where the likes of Ben Davies and Eric Dier are present and recovering from recent fitness issues.