Tottenham flop Vincent Janssen has admitted that he had turned down moves elsewhere in order to move to Turkish club Fenerbahce on loan for the duration of this season.
The Dutchman had been linked with moves to Brighton and Hove Albion as well as West Brom but he rejected moves from them in order to remain with Spurs.
After Spurs left out the Dutchman from their Champions League squad though, it became apparent that he was surplus to requirements at the club and he then opted for the loan move to the Dutch club.
While talking to beIN Sport, “The transfer happened on the last day, there’s been a lot of rumours before already and in the end I was happy that I could make this transfer.
“There were a lot of opportunities before but I’m happily here now. Of course, last year was not what I wanted, but that was last year.
“I have to look at the future and I have to continue. I want to play, I want to improve myself, and I want to be important for the team.”
Janssen misfired for Mauricio Pochettino’s side last season after scoring just 6 goals from 35 appearances in all competitions.
He was set to slip further down the pecking order at the club this season following the arrival of Fernando Llorente from Swansea and a move to Fenerbahce is a good opportunity for him.