Former Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown has urged Jan Vertonghen to sign a one-year contract extension and back himself to earn another deal with his performances next season.
Football Insider revealed yesterday that Spurs were planning for life without Vertonghen next season after the defender rejected a one-year extension offered by the club.
It was reported that the experienced centre half wanted a two-year contract extension in order to commit his future to the club.
However, Brown urged Vertonghen to stay in North London and ask for a clause whereby he would get an extension based on the number of games he features in during the next campaign.
When asked about the experienced defender’s contract situation, Brown told Football Insider: “When you’re doing these negotiations, Daniel Levy looks at the value.
“For me as a player, I’d be looking at it and saying: ‘Okay, I fancy my chances, why don’t I back myself and say let’s put a number of games in there? If I start half the games, you give me my second year.’ He should back himself.”
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I feel extremely sad for Vertonghen as it was clear from his body language over the last few months that he was playing for his Spurs future and was desperate to stick around at the club for a couple more years. I don’t expect Levy to budge on his contract offer and so it might well be the case that the centre half is heading towards the exit.
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