VINCENT JANSSEN (26), the Dutch striker of Mexican Monterrey, who scored seven goals for Oranje, announced that his test for covid-19 was positive.
“Hello everyone! First of all, I want to tell you that I feel good. The result of my coronavirus test is positive. I am at home and I am careful to get back to my teammates as soon as possible. Thank you all,” Janssen posted on Instagram.
Four years ago, Janssen seemed like the new Van Nistelrooy. At just 22, he was Eredivisie’s top scorer with as many as 27 goals. He thus became the youngest player to score so much in the Dutch league since Ronaldo in 1995. He won the Johan Cruyff trophy for the best young player in the country. He made his debut for the national team as a starter at Wembley, so he scored and scored one goal each for the victory (2: 1) in a friendly match against England.
It was no wonder, then, that in the summer of 2016, Mauricio Pochettino persuaded Tottenham owners to give £ 20 million for Janssen, making him a more expensive reinforcement than Luka Modric.
However, Janssen soon proved to be perhaps the most expensive failure in Tottenham history. In a much stronger competition, he could only score from the penalty spot or against the lower league in the cup, so Tottenham wrote him off the following summer. He then did not apply for the Champions League and sent him on loan to Fenerbahce, and a new degradation awaited him in the summer of 2018 when he did not even get a number on his jersey when he returned to Tottenham.
Still, Janssen has been reborn in Mexico, where he has been playing and scoring for the past year.