Jose Mourinho speaks on the importance of two players signing new Spurs contracts

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed today that both Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm had reached agreements over extending their contracts until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Both players had previously been due to leave North London on free transfers come the end of the normal footballing calendar on June 30.

However, with the three-month COVID-19 suspension across Europe, these timelines were thrown into disarray, meaning that Spurs could lose two players before the campaign had even finished.

Fortunately, both Vertonghen, who has been a senior figure in defence for a number of years, and Vorm, who is the current third-choice keeper, have pledged to stay.

Despite this, it is still unclear as to whether Vertonghen will sign a further extension beyond this or whether he will leave Tottenham in the summer.

Jose Mourinho spoke of the importance of keeping the current squad together for the remainder of the season in his Zoom pre-match press conference.

He said (Football London): “It’s very important of course. Now we’re focused on this period that will end in the end of July. Let’s see what happens after that but after that will be a few days holidays or preparation for the new season.

“But now, for the next month, we needed to make sure Jan and Michel were available for us. That shows their commitment to the club and also to the group. That’s very good news for us because we need everybody until the end.”

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