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Spurs striker Janssen: I'd have been happy staying in Holland

Vincent Janssen admits his move to Tottenham was sparked by money.

The Dutch international striker has revealed he would have been happy to continue his football education in Holland when AZ Alkmaar decided to cash in on him after a ­sensational breakthrough season.

He said: “I would have been happy to play in Holland for a big club, but I can see the point of selling me to an English club.

“It's very simple: Dutch clubs are not going to spend £16m on a player like me.

“AZ went for the highest bidder. A year ago, I was worth only £400,000 and now I have been sold for 40 times that amount.

“But this is the football world. I can see the next player going for more than £100m, that is going round as the fee for Paul Pogba.

“But I am still the same guy as last year. I am just Vincent and I just accept everything that is happening in the football world around me."

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