Journalist asks Mourinho if Sunday will be Jan Vertonghen’s final Spurs home game

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Dom Le Roy

Jan Vertonghen has been one of Tottenham Hotspur’s most impressive players for the best part of a decade in North London after joining in 2012.

Spurs signed the Belgian central defender from Ajax eight years ago and Vertonghen has gone on to make 315 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring 12 goals (Wikipedia).

However, with the centre-back available on a free when his contract runs out this summer, Vertonghen has only been used as a bit-part player this season.

Currently 33-years-old, the most capped player ever for Belgium, and with eight seasons of experience under his belt in the Premier League, he would certainly be a great signing for someone.

In fact, Vertonghen has recently been linked with a move to Manchester City that would see him link up with Pep Guardiola (Sun).

One journalist asked Jose Mourinho today whether Sunday would be Vertonghen’s last match at the home Spurs stadium, unfortunately behind closed doors with no fans.

The Spurs boss replied (Football London): “I cannot say that. It’s not for me to say that, someone who has been here for eight months cannot talk about someone who’s been here before eight years. Every day working with a player of his dimension has been great. Eight years means a lot in modern football.”

Jonathan Veal also claimed that Mourinho called Vertonghen one of the most important players of the last generation at Tottenham.

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