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Gullit has not spoken of a Dutch export as much as Tottenham striker Janssen since Luis Suarez!

Jamie Redknapp has revealed the enormous wraps that are on Tottenham Hotspur's summer signing Vincent Janssen.

The Dutch striker joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar earlier this summer having spent just on season win the Eredivisie, which has also produced such star quality as Barcelona's Luis Suarez.

There has been plenty written and spoken about 22-year-old Janssen since he moved to England and according to former Liverpool star Redknapp, Dutch great Ruud Gullit suggests he could one of the best exports from his country.

“I was chatting to Ruud Gullit last week and he was talking very highly of this boy," Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail.

“The last Dutch league export he talked up this much was Luis Suarez, so if Janssen is half as good he'll be all right!

“The Dutch league has given us as many Mateja Kezmans as it has Dennis Bergkamps, but I'm hoping he's the latter.

“A left-footed striker who can play out wide, Janssen is a real workhorse and his goals should take the heat off Harry Kane. While he may not start every game, he's a very good option from the bench — something Spurs lacked as their title bid petered out last season."

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