Spurs have beaten Gunner in the race to sign Belgium international and Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen. The deal is expected to complete by the Sunday.
“Tottenham is a fantastic football club that has the tradition I want. They buy young, eager, offensive-minded players.”
Eredivisie Player of the year which is just 25 had recently handed a transfer request to club. Spurs close neighbour Arsenal were also interested in Jan. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a admirer of Jan. The deal is believed to worth 10million pounds.
Vertonghen could fly to London in few days in Spurs training session. According to Goal.com “Vertonghen has made his mind up and his move to Spurs could all be agreed within the next few days.” Vertonghen’s contract with Ajax will end in next 1 year.
In interview with De Telegraaf center back said.” Tottenham are absolutely my favourite, Tottenham is a fantastic football club that has the tradition I want. They buy young, eager, offensive-minded players.”
Former Germinal Beerschot man has already represented national team 36 times also scoring 2 goals. He generally plays as a Left back for a country as Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Company starts as a center back which is his preferred position in club. He represented Dutch champions in 24 league matches scoring 7 goals.