Tottenham Hotspur defender, and one of the longest-serving players currently at the club, Jan Vertonghen was named as captain for the second time under Jose Mourinho last night.
The Belgian is technically still one of the vice-captains and with Lloris and Kane both out injured, he is the natural successor to the armband.
However, there is still no guarantee that he will be around to wear it past the end of this campaign, as Vertonghen’s current contract comes to an end in the next six months.
This means that he is currently set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season and can now start talking to non-English clubs about a pre-contract agreement.
However, Vertonghen has stated in the past that he wants to remain at Tottenham and extend his contract (Guardian).
In his latest interview, Vertonghen was asked about his future and his contract situation in North London, to which he responded (Standard): “I won’t answer… I feel like everything I say will affect it in one way or another, so I prefer not to answer.
“I’m a happy man and I love the guys. Life is good in London and at this great club, so that’s all I want to say.”
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