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Monterrey signs Dutch striker Janssen from Spurs

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CONCACAF Champions League holders Monterrey have signed 25-year-old Dutch striker Vincent Janssen from Tottenham Hotspur, the clubs confirmed on Tuesday.

Liga MX side Monterrey introduced Janssen with a short video of the striker but didn't release any details on the length of contract or the size of the transfer fee. Reports in the Mexican media put the price at $7 million, with the contract to last five years.

Janssen made headlines when he netted 27 goals in the 2015-16 Eredivisie season for AZ Alkmaar, but he didn't settle in the Premier League, where he started only nine games in a three-year stint with Mauricio Pochettino's team.

The Dutchman joins a Monterrey team that is one of the favorites for the 2019 Apertura title and captured the CONCACAF Champions League crown against fierce rival Tigres last May.

The signing could pave the way for Mexico international Rodolfo Pizarro to leave the club, with the 25-year-old regularly linked with a move to France or Italy this summer.

Janssen won the 2016 Johan Cruyff Trophy as the Dutch young player of the year and has 17 caps and seven goals for the Netherlands.

Rayados' rival Tigres signed French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac in 2015, and he has gone on to become a club legend.