Belgian defender refuses to be drawn on Tottenham contract talk

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Dom Le Roy

Jan Vertonghen has refused to comment be drawn on whether or not he will put pen to paper on a new contract at Tottenham.

The central defender is out of contract in North London next summer and has insisted that he is happy at the club but does not know if he will get a new contract.

Vertonghen joined Spurs from Ajax in 2012 for an undisclosed fee and has become a mainstay in the heart of the defence over recent years with his consistent displays week after week (BBC).

Tottenham announced in December that they activated an option to extend his contract until 2020.

The 32-year-old has instead insisted that he is not looking too far into the future and is only focused on the season ahead.

The Belgian produced a stunning performance when asked to operate at left-back in last season’s Champions League knockout stage first leg against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

He told Sky Sports: “I just want to focus on this year, I know I have got one year left so I know a lot of questions will be asked,” he said.

“I have said it before, I am very happy at the club. The supporters have been great for me, the manager has improved me a lot and has a lot of confidence in me.

“I feel very, very good physically so I am not sure what is going to happen this year, I can only say I am happy where I am at and I feel the support from the manager, team-mates and the squad.”

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