Vertonghen speaks on new Tottenham contract offer

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Dom Le Roy

Jan Vertonghen says he wants to remain at Spurs and has confirmed he has been offered a new contract.

Many of us would have admitted last season that Vertonghen looked as if he was on his way out of White Hart Lane, at times, particularly when he was asked to play as left-back displayed the body language as if he was dreaming of a move to Barcelona.

Tottenham have placed a new five-year deal on the table for the Belgian international and there has been plenty of speculation over his future.  Vertonghen currently earns around £45,000-a-week and his new deal would likely double his earnings.

“It goes without saying that I would like to stay at Tottenham Hotspur,” he told Belgian station Radio 1.

“I still had a contract for four years. They offered me new contract of five years, I see as great sign of confidence.”

Vertonghen revealed he went into the World Cup nursing an ankle knock and explained he wants to be cautious with the injury to avoid missing games for Spurs next season.

“I walked in the World Cup match against Argentina on an ankle injury,” he said.

“I want to be careful, because season like previous one where I jogged from one injury to another I absolutely want to avoid.”

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  1. I would not have offered Vertonghen a lunch let alone a new contract. That man really let everybody down last season, including himself. His body language was the worst I have seen especially the day we played Liverpool. It was like he really didn't want to be there and he will do it over and over again. I find it strange that we didn't have a clambering from other clubs for his service!! Wonder why? Anyhow he is far too slow now,he proved that at the World Cup


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