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Vincent Janssen's departure adds to Spurs' list of striker flops

Vincent Janssen should join Fenerbahce on a season-long loan on Friday, potentially marking the end of a nightmare spell at Tottenham.

The 23-year-old joined Spurs last summer as one of Europe's most in-form forwards, but the Netherlands international seems destined to be a remembered as another striker who flopped horribly in north London.

ESPN FC remembers five strikers who have failed at Spurs:

Helder Postiga

Signed from Jose Mourinho's treble-winning Porto team in summer 2003, Postiga was supposed to be one of the continent's most exciting young forwards. The £6.25 million striker lasted less than an hour on his Premier League debut, a dismal 1-0 defeat to Birmingham, and it did not get much better.

He looked like a fish out of water in the hustle and bustle of English football and quickly retreated into his shell despite the best efforts of Tottenham's fans, for whom his chant ("He came from Por-tu-gal, he hates the Ar-se-nal") became a huge favourite. He managed just one league goal in a 2-1 win over Liverpool before returning to Porto after a season.

Sergei Rebrov

The story goes that Tottenham wanted to sign both of Dynamo Kiev's lethal strikers, but the Ukrainian club told them they could only have one. Spurs apparently believed that Rebrov was a better player than Andriy Shevchenko, and opted for him in an £11m deal.

But he never looked at all comfortable in the Premier League despite managing a modest return of nine goals in his first season, and the sacking of George Graham for Glenn Hoddle left him out in the cold. He joined Fenerbahce on a two-year loan, but did make a comeback in English football at West Ham, where he was equally useless. Some unsavoury remarks about the local population of Tottenham years later mean he is not fondly remembered there.

Grzegorz Rasiak

A regular fixture in lists of the worst deadline day signings ever, Rasiak joined Spurs in August 2005 when manager Martin Jol was hoarding strikers. The Pole was supposed to the big man to complement little men Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe, but Spurs fans loathed his plodding clumsiness and would much rather have seen the diminutive pair together.

Rasiak is best remembered for running into Defoe and flattening him, prompting jeers from his own fans. He hit the bar on his debut but never scored, leaving on loan for Southampton six months later.

Roberto Soldado

Soldado was supposed to be the answer to Tottenham's prayers, the best scorer in Spain aside from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and the first quality striker Spurs had signed since Dimitar Berbatov. He joined in 2013 for £26m of the Gareth Bale money as part of the "Magnificent Seven" and began with a spate of penalty goals for Andre Villas-Boas' dull Tottenham team.

But he quickly gained notoriety for terrible misses and by the time Tim Sherwood replaced Villas-Boas in January 2014, Soldado's confidence was shot. There were several moments hailed as turning points and the Spurs fans were always with him, but by the time he missed an absolute sitter in the Europa League knockouts against Fiorentina in February 2015, everyone had given up on "Bobby". He returned to Spain as a broken man in August 2015 but remains a Spurs happy-clapper on social media.

Vincent Janssen

Perhaps the club's misplaced patience with Soldado helped to convince Pochettino to be ruthless with Janssen. He joined for £17m from AZ Alkmaar last summer after finishing as top scorer in the Eredivisie with 27 goals in 34 appearances. He started well enough last season but, as his goal drought from open play continued, he increasingly shied away from scoring opportunities as his confidence deserted him. He slipped behind winger Son Heung-Min as Harry Kane's deputy and his cameos became briefer, even though he finally scored a league goal from open play in April.

The deadline day signing of Fernando Llorente from Swansea was the final nail in Janssen's coffin and he will link up with Soldado at Fener after rejecting the chance to move to a smaller Premier League club.