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Vincent Janssen officially signs for Monterrey from Tottenham Hotspur

Netherlands striker joins Monterrey from Champions League runners-up

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CF Monterrey have finally made a new signing during the summer transfer window, and it’s kind of a big deal.

Los Rayados have landed Netherlands striker Vincent Janssen from Champions League runner-up Tottenham Hotspur.

Vincent Janssen arrives from England after some mixed success in Europe. He only made three appearances last season for Spurs after falling out with manager Mauricio Pochettino. He spent the previous season on loan at Fenerbache in Turkey, but he only managed five goals and four assists in 18 appearances.

He made 38 appearances for Spurs in the 2016-17 in the 2016-17 season, but he wasn’t able to secure a regular starting place, as he was playing behind England international Harry Kane.

However, his record in the Eredivisie before moving to Spurs is quite impressive. In 34 Eredivisie matches for AZ Alkmaar in the 2015-16 season, he scored 27 goals and had five assists, and even chipped in five more goals in 15 appearances in the Europa League, Europa League Qualifying, and the KNVB beker (Dutch Cup), where AZ bowed out in the semifinals to eventual winners Feyenoord.

While his goal-scoring record at Spurs wasn’t the greatest, it’s not necessarily fair to judge him on that record alone, especially considering he’s also made 17 appearances for The Netherlands National team, scoring seven goals.

Have Los Rayados brought in their own Andre-Pierre Gignac? That will be the comparison, of course, but he still needs time to adjust to Mexico and Liga MX before any final judgments can be made. And at the end of the day, Monterrey fans have gotten another proven striker that can take some of the pressure off of Rogelio Funes Mori.