Vincent Janssen has revealed that he is glad he turned down offers from elsewhere to seal a season-long loan move to Fenerbahce.
The Dutchman had the chance to move to West Brom and Brighton & Hove Albion on transfer deadline day, yet he rejected them in favour of remaining with Spurs.
Although chances in the first team were limited last year, Janssen fell further down the pecking order after Fernando Llorente arrived in the capital.
Given he was left out of the club’s squad for the Champions League, the 23-year-old jumped at the opportunity to get regular first-team football with a temporary move to Fenerbahce.
Janssen, speaking to Turkey’s beIN Sports, said: “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.”
After only scoring six goals – two in the Premier League – for Spurs last season, the frontman is targeting a more prolific campaign this time around.
“Of course, last year was not what I wanted, but that was last year,” added Janssen.
“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.”