Jan Vertonghen opens up on his future plans and whether he could stay at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are set to lose one of their most experienced players this summer.

Jan Vertonghen moved to North London in July 2012 when he made the switch from Dutch giants Ajax and has gone on to notch up 228 Premier League appearances and has found the back of the net on six occasions.

The Belgian has been a mainstay at the heart of the Spurs defence for nearly a decade but has this season found himself out of favour.

Vertonghen has spoken to Belgian media outlet Play Sports during the coronavirus pandemic about his future plans.

The 32-year-old had not closed the door on extending his time at Tottenham but insists that he wants to play for a club with ambition who play in European competition to help keep his place in the national side.

He admitted that since the lockdown there has been more interest from clubs in his services.

The pandemic has caused a financial ripple through the world and football has not escaped with Premier League clubs set to lose a collective £750million if the campaign was to end early (talkSPORT).

Vertonghen told Play Sports: “I want to sign with the right club. It could be Spurs, or another club. It must be a club with ambition. I want to play in Europe as the national team is important for me.

“It might sound weird, but since the corona crisis there is more interest. I’m a free agent & some clubs might not have a lot of money.”

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